Author Archives: Janet Spangler

1991 saw the music industry turned upside down, and 30 years later, its echoes remain

In the 1980s the music industry was divided into two worlds. On one side was the big-money mainstream world of MTV-approved pop and rock stars, the all-important singles and album charts, and pay-to-play commercial radio. This is where you would find the likes of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Michael Bolton. On the other side […]

Pivoting from NASA, Russia partners with China for lunar space station

Russia and China have signed an agreement to build and work on an “International Scientific Lunar Station” orbiting the Moon, the countries’ space agencies announced Tuesday. The space powers had been in talks for months as Russia mulled over whether it would participate in NASA’s Gateway program, a rival lunar space station to be built […]