Edinburgh Fringe pick

Like a kind of cultural tsunami, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now upon us - like you won't have noticed, what with it being...

Jay Z and Alicia could prove Downfall for Hitler parodies

Students of the more rib-tickling side of the internet will have no problem discerning the common denominator among the following: Sheffield United’s relegation, Oasis splitting...

Edinburgh Arts Festival preview

Maybe it's Glasgow's currently secure ranking as Scotland's visual art capital; maybe it's the guaranteed presence of a massive and unusually open-minded arts audience...

New chapter begins for book festival

Without wishing to be churlishly pedantic, it's hardly an auspicious start. “The Edinburgh International Book Festival unveiled its 2010 programme this morning with a...

Preview: Short, sharp shocks to lure audiences other operas cannot reach

For the non-buffs among us, a night at the opera can seem like an edifice to be scaled: up to five hours’ duration (in...

Tintin joins ranks of childhood favourites with a controversial past – again

By Allan Laing For an intrepid cub reporter, Tintin certainly hasn’t had his PR problems to seek in recent years. Now, blistering barnacles, the carrot-topped...

Five cleared of da Vinci extortion charges

By Allan Laing Five men walked free from the High Court in Edinburgh today after a jury cleared them of conspiring to extort more than...

Video: Gallery secures three more years on the road

Scotland's unique Travelling Gallery has won funding for the next three years from the Esme Fairbairn Foundation. The money will not only make...

Art and science in harmony at Edinburgh's spring-time festival

It might appear contrary, even churlish, to focus on the arts’ role in the Edinburgh International Science Festival – they’re hardly neglected elsewhere in...

Art and science in harmony at Edinburgh’s spring-time festival

It might appear contrary, even churlish, to focus on the arts’ role in the Edinburgh International Science Festival – they’re hardly neglected elsewhere in...