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'It makes a good punchline': Meet the Edinburgh Fringe comedians playing their neurodiversity for laughs
Comedian Meave Press will perform at the Edinburgh Fringde
Edinburgh Fringe

'It makes a good punchline': Meet the Edinburgh Fringe comedians playing their neurodiversity for laughs

With understanding around neurodiversity 'close to zero' for most people, comedians are using shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to tell their stories
'Who's your favourite Spider-Man?': Why the future of Spidey looks thwipping exciting
Film

'Who's your favourite Spider-Man?': Why the future of Spidey looks thwipping exciting

Marc Almond on being the antidote to Thatcher and why he's probably a queer icon after all
English singer Marc Almond in a low-lit photo with a black background
Music

Marc Almond on being the antidote to Thatcher and why he's probably a queer icon after all

Top 5 books about state control, chosen by Icelandic author Fríða Ísberg
Books

Top 5 books about state control, chosen by Icelandic author Fríða Ísberg

Fighting for justice for women in a system that's rigged against them
Justice

Fighting for justice for women in a system that's rigged against them

One Grand Summer by Ewald Arenz review – an understated and empathetic coming-of-age story
Books

One Grand Summer by Ewald Arenz review – an understated and empathetic coming-of-age story

How chicken factory musical Chuck Chuck Baby became a love letter to working-class women
Louise Brealey in Chuck Chuck Baby
Film

How chicken factory musical Chuck Chuck Baby became a love letter to working-class women

Glastonbury 2024: There's a place for everyone on Worthy Farm
Music

Glastonbury 2024: There's a place for everyone on Worthy Farm

The Eyes Are The Best Part by Monika Kim review – tension-filled horror debut delivers
Books

The Eyes Are The Best Part by Monika Kim review – tension-filled horror debut delivers

Jenna Coleman on policing the town that MeToo forgot in The Jetty
TV

Jenna Coleman on policing the town that MeToo forgot in The Jetty

Children's author Malorie Blackman: 'As a teenager I had never read any books by Black authors'
Malorie Blackman speaking at the Merky Books Literature Festival in 2023
Letter to my younger self

Children's author Malorie Blackman: 'As a teenager I had never read any books by Black authors'

Scotland's national poet Kathleen Jamie on why book festivals are wrong target for climate activism
Books

Scotland's national poet Kathleen Jamie on why book festivals are wrong target for climate activism

Top 5 books by Latin American writers, chosen by poet and author Richard Gwyn
Books

Top 5 books by Latin American writers, chosen by poet and author Richard Gwyn

Why watching the news can be like watching a horror film – literally
Film

Why watching the news can be like watching a horror film – literally

Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower
Travis (l-r) Andy Dunlop, Fran Healy, Dougie Payne and Neil Primrose
Music

Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower

Spent star Michelle de Swarte: 'Someone had to tell me I was homeless – I was in such denial'
Michelle de Swarte
TV

Spent star Michelle de Swarte: 'Someone had to tell me I was homeless – I was in such denial'

Top 5 books about unconventional cowboys, chosen by musician and author Bruce Omar Yates
Books

Top 5 books about unconventional cowboys, chosen by musician and author Bruce Omar Yates

Euro 2024 shows why Germany is much more than beer, bratwurst and lederhosen
Euro 2024

Euro 2024 shows why Germany is much more than beer, bratwurst and lederhosen

Choreographer Oona Doherty asked young people about UK's 'good, bad and ugly'. This is what they said
Dance

Choreographer Oona Doherty asked young people about UK's 'good, bad and ugly'. This is what they said

'The Jazz Bar is too important to fail' says the couple who saved an Edinburgh institution
Venue Watch

'The Jazz Bar is too important to fail' says the couple who saved an Edinburgh institution

Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation is an eerie prediction of our surveillance age
Film

Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation is an eerie prediction of our surveillance age

A Good Deliverance by Toby Clements – rollicking tales of the Hundred Years' War
Books

A Good Deliverance by Toby Clements – rollicking tales of the Hundred Years' War

Karen Gillan: 'It's better to tell the story of Douglas is Cancelled than not tell the story'
TV

Karen Gillan: 'It's better to tell the story of Douglas is Cancelled than not tell the story'

RuPaul's Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy
RuPaul's Drag Race star Thorgy Thor
Music

RuPaul's Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy

Who is composer Fanny Mendelssohn? The musical sister finally being given her due
Music

Who is composer Fanny Mendelssohn? The musical sister finally being given her due

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