Muse is a magazine published by Carus Publishing, the publishers of Cricket, and is recommended for ages ten and above, yet it is not limited to that age group. It features articles about history, science, and the various arts. Muse encourages the reader to think about questions that may not have definite answers. Nine cartoon characters, known as the Muses, appear in the margins throughout the magazine. Among them, only Urania was one of the original Greek muses; Kokopelli is a trickster (who loves to throw pies) and is a god in many native American tribes.
Muse magazine is published nine times annually. Each issue contains a comic ("Kokopelli & Company") written by Larry Gonick, a spoof about the main subject of the issue, (Dear Muse Reader), letters from readers (Muse Mail), a contest, a question-and-answer page written by Ruth Flanagan and Andy Soth, and articles on various topics. Past issues have included articles about vegetarianism, pie throwing, alien life, Naked Mole Rats, the origin of the moon, pirates, urban legends, insects, mummies, tenrecs, the history of napkins, contacting ghosts, New Zealand's exploding trousers, Rube Goldberg inventions, The Lord of the Rings, and blind cavefish.
Muse's former Q&A columnists run an unofficial fan page and online forum, MuseBlog, for readers. They also have a "MuseBlog" is now an online community, and an excellent place for anyone who enjoys the magazine. MuseBlog is run by the "GAPAs" (Great And Powerful Administrator) who generally keep things in order.
MuseBlog also has a goal, The Kokonspiracy, codenamed "Mostly Harmless", a little plan thought up by the MuseBloggers. Its goal is world domination.