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.
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
23 January 2015 01:54 PM
An absorbing and strangely gripping evening
19 January 2015 12:00 AM
Why, in such a relatively small country, does a pernicious north-south divide persist?
16 January 2015 04:00 PM
Pop’s big names need to refuse to play in venues charging booking fees
09 January 2015 04:00 PM
Audiences too rarely get the chance to see the creative process in action
02 January 2015 04:00 PM
Subsidised national companies should make more of an effort to leave London
30 December 2014 12:00 AM
Perhaps it should say at the top ‘Letter from a Curmudgeon’. For I’m afraid I have never really “got” New Year’s Eve. On page 31 of i today is a style guide on what to wear for the big night. But for me the clothing of choice will be pyjamas.
19 December 2014 04:00 PM
At least it might bring the TV audience to the theatre
05 December 2014 04:00 PM
But it must be a sophisticated political party, not an empty gesture
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'