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.
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?
01 May 2015 04:00 PM
Was Radio 1’s Clara Amfo too dismissive of a great star?
01 May 2015 01:10 PM
The strangest art jamboree on the planet is about to begin...
24 April 2015 04:00 PM
Andrew LLoyd Webber’s revelation about seats with lousy views is shocking
17 April 2015 04:00 PM
Young audiences are put off by expensive seats
10 April 2015 04:00 PM
The Royal Mail have missed out some true greats in their comedy stamps
Dead Sheep, Park Theatre - review: There's nothing woolly about this debut play on Geoffrey Howe's historic savagery of Margaret Thatcher
06 April 2015 12:51 PM
This debut play by former BBC reporter Jonathan Maitland effectively conveys the drama of Thatcher-era politics
03 April 2015 04:00 PM
Sheffield theatres have brought colour-blind casting to a new level
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 2 iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) leaked pictures show similarities to older model — but Apple is fixing the biggest issue of all
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity