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.
27 March 2015 04:00 PM
It had seminal moments of The Beatles, David Bowie and Madonna
20 March 2015 04:00 PM
People who laugh at full volume aren’t showing appreciation, they’re showing off
13 March 2015 04:00 PM
There’s an art to pleasing a brilliant artist and avoid being punished for posterity
06 March 2015 06:55 PM
Wherever he has worked, the star conductor has changed the city’s cultural scene. Now he finally returns to Britain
27 February 2015 04:00 PM
The fall in the number of domestic visitors is staggering
20 February 2015 04:00 PM
Can whoever wins please make an interesting speech?
13 February 2015 04:00 PM
Labour’s culture spokesman is right to want diversity but wrong to blame the films
06 February 2015 04:00 PM
Too hasty a rewrite for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
30 January 2015 04:00 PM
Why did it take so long for the sums to be revealed?
23 January 2015 04:00 PM
It’s wrong to attack artists because of their accents and upbringing
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 2 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 3 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 4 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain
- 5 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report