For our final random thread of the year, MuseBlog celebrates the current issue of Muse: November/December 2013. Its theme is light and color, with articles about animals that glow, colorful metaphorical idioms in assorted languages, and a robot that paints in watercolors.
The issue also features Robert’s farewell Q&A column. After 13 years on the job, he is turning it over to Lizzie Wade, a thoroughly Muserly young woman who works as the Mexico City correspondent for Robert’s magazine, Science. Although Lizzie never read Muse as a child (she was a New Moon girl), she is a fine journalist and the living embodiment of quirky geek-chic. Check out her Twitter feed @lizzie_wade !