Now in its 70th year, the Scottish capital's arts spectacular is almost as big as the Olympics.
Positive stories about the mainstreaming of female comedians could become a smokescreen for an industry getting ever less diverse across a number of areas.
One of the highlights of this year's Edinburgh festival, the confusion and uncertainty in James Hogg's classic is all too familiar to us.
Darwin's insights into life on Earth may have revolutionised biology, but scientists sometimes get carried away. It's not the only game in town.