Laika

sex work

How Sex Work Helped This Cam Girl Launch Her Music Career

As Cortana Blue, she’s a top-ranking camgirl. As Laika, she’s a synth-pop artist carving out more space for sex workers in mainstream culture.
Brad Garcia
1.22.19
Art

How a Japanese Printmaker Influenced 'Kubo,' the Biggest Stop-Motion Film Ever

'Kubo and the Two Strings' is one of 2016's most innovative film, but it drips with inspiration from a 20th century printmaker.
Beckett Mufson
8.29.16
russia

The Brave Bitches Who First Orbited Earth and Lived to Bark About It

Laika may have been the first animal to orbit the Earth, but Belka and Strelka were the first to survive the journey.
Becky Ferreira
8.19.16
history

Bitches in Space: Remembering Soviet Russia's Fleet of Female Dog Cosmonauts

In her book "Soviet Space Dogs," feminist art historian Olesya Turkina revisits Soviet Russia's obsession with the dogs the government launched into orbit to test the safety of space travel.
Sydney Parker
2.19.16
Film

Watch Memories Turn into Gold in Magical Animation 'The Alchemist's Letter'

Family, forgetting, forgiveness, and magic materialize in Carlos Andre Stevens newly-released short film, featuring the voices of John Hurt and Eloise Webb.
TCP Staff
4.23.15
Space

​Why We Still Want Laika the Space Dog to Come Home

57 years ago, a Muscovite street dog became the world’s first orbital explorer. She also suffered for our gain.
Becky Ferreira
11.3.14
Film

Unpacking The Stop-Motion Magic Of "The Boxtrolls"

Combining stop-motion, hand-drawn animations, computer graphics and stereoscopic 3D, the new film from animated studio Laika does things a little different.
Becky Chung
9.23.14
Space

Animal Astronauts Have About a 66 Percent Chance of Survival

According to our unscientific survey.
Becky Ferreira
7.28.14
Motherboard Blog

Laika Died So We Could Travel Space

Khrushchev wanted a launch to correspond with the 40th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution on November 7. Korolev said he could do it and upped the ante. He suggested this second Sputnik carry a dog.
Amy Teitel
11.5.12
Design

New Software Tool Lets You 3D Print Any Video Game Character Into Fully-Articulated Action Figure

<p>3D print any 3D animation you want into a full assembled toy.</p>
Kevin Holmes
8.1.12
Film

Laika Uses Thousands Of 3D-Printed Faces For Their New Animated Feature ParaNorman

<p>A tale of kids versus zombies and ghouls comes to life, a fraction of a second at a time.</p>
Abdullah Saeed
7.23.12