MuseSpring 2005 Magazines
In a recent article by Alison Lurie titled "Was Cinderella Blonde?" readers explore racism in fairy tales. The same article also asks children to judge which fairy tale illustrations are too scary for children. This is especially thoughtful coverage of a popular topic. The courageous editors of Muse don't shy away from difficult subjects, and they in no way underestimate children's intelligence.
Muse is brimming with humor from its wry cartoons to its tidbits about the authors of articles. Alison Lurie, a professor who specializes in fairy tales, tries not to be a wicked stepmother, herself. Upon completion of his article on the deadly Australian box jellyfish, one of the most toxic creatures on earth, Graham Lawton chose to hike in a koala park rather than snorkel. These are clever conclusions to outstanding articles.
If readers don't read a regular feature called "Bo's Page" carefully, they may accept all the information unconditionally. One announcement about an artistic achievement or a scientific discovery is always a fabrication. This reader was horrified at the thought of genetically-engineered, glow-in-the-dark dogs -- until she read the fine print.
Muse gives its readers clever coverage of hot topics, attractive pages, and an intelligent humorous tone.