A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
06 July 2015 11:12 AM
Longborough is one of the smaller country opera houses, yet one which continues to punch massively above its weight
Guillaume Tell's gang-rape scene caused uproar at the Royal Opera House – but the portrayal of extreme sex and violence on stage is nothing new
03 July 2015 05:27 PM
Last year's "Titus Andronicus" at the Globe has spectators fainting in droves
19 June 2015 04:00 PM
Compilers of the classical charts are snobbish to veto Townshend’s symphonic Quadrophenia
15 June 2015 11:39 AM
It’s good to hear an alternative view of acting from Brian Cox
11 June 2015 10:35 PM
His death at the age of 93 robs British cinema of one of its most enduring stars
29 May 2015 04:00 PM
The new chief should introduce screens and conductor chat
24 May 2015 01:25 PM
The highlights are the surprises, those unexpected songs whose deceptive simplicity and infectious happiness immediately evoke an era
22 May 2015 04:00 PM
Celebrities need to retain their mystique and keep off social media
15 May 2015 04:00 PM
They have to learn about maths and literature, so why not music?
08 May 2015 04:00 PM
Is it wrong to apply the lyrics in the band’s new album to a famous film star?
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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