"When we started," says Janne Haavisto, Laika
and the Cosmonauts' drummer, "you could still feel the Cold War being fought, and I think you can sense it from the music, too." Haavisto's group, formed in the mid-1980s, started out as Pluto and the Astronauts--a band dedicated to the instrumental surf music Haavisto used to play on his local radio show.
Another of her book's epistolary poems is addressed to a "Sextus Propertius" and has as its epigraph a Swedish translation of the opening distich of Elegies 4:7, the elegy in which a dream or nightmare of the late Cynthia appears to the poet: "Sunt aliquid Manes: letum non omnia finit, / luridaque evictos effugit umbra rogos." The myth of the loyal Procris (Ovid's "fida conjunx"), unintentionally slain by her husband Cephalus, also turns up in two poems, but other losses are also at hand and need no explanation: the fate of the space dog Laika
("The dogs in your films remind me of Laika
"), the black kitten that has run away, the failing summer.
On April 12, 1958, Laika
, the first dog in space, reentered Earth's atmosphere from orbit.
The flight of Laika
was, additionally, a tipoff to long-range Soviet intentions because of its biomedical implications.
Men, women and not-so-mythical beasts have world-spanning adventures in Laika
Entertainment's ingeniously wrought and intermittently enthralling "Missing Link."
'I love Laika
,' Zoe Saldana declared about the studio based in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in stop-motion animation movies, including such gems as 'Coraline,' 'ParaNorman,' 'Kubo and the Two Strings' and, now, 'Missing Link.'
Thelocal band Trio Levante are getting ready to present their first album entitled Astika Laika
Tragoudia in Nicosia and Ayia Napa tomorrow and Saturday.
| November 3 THE Russians sent Sputnik II into space today in 1957 and aboard they had put a stray dog named Laika
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The road that led Deborah Cook to Laika
was full of twists and turns, but now, after a decade at the independent film studio, it's hard to imagine her anywhere else.
Kubo, who hides his eye patch behind long, black bangs, chooses the latter option, of course, which makes perfect sense for the hero of the latest stop-motion marvel from Laika
, the formula-averse animation studio responsible for such breathtakingly detailed movies as "Coraline" and "ParaNorman." Expanding upon the charms of those director-driven projects, "Kubo" offers another ominous mission for a lucky young misfit, this one a dark yet thrilling adventure quest that stands as the crowning achievement in Laika
's already impressive oeuvre--though its Asian setting, handicapped hero, and relaxed pace make it an even tougher sell than the studio's previous modest-grossing toons.