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.
07 March 2014 04:47 PM
If the Royal Ballet are not recruiting sufficient dancers from ethnic minorities then we need to know about it - and challenge the mainstream to do much better
28 February 2014 03:57 PM
In fact, children and teenagers are generally among the better behaved
14 February 2014 04:12 PM
We have always felt a little superior about dramas playing fast and loose with history
07 February 2014 04:58 PM
For better or worse, we will now always bring our knowledge of the real person to the screen presence of this hugely talented actor
24 January 2014 05:21 PM
Downloading songs selectively has always done short shrift to the original vision and objectives of artists recording for albums
Sherlock has succeeded in bringing back 'appointment television', but the BBC shouldn't spoil it by patronising audiences
17 January 2014 04:26 PM
Why couldn't the Beeb leave it to us to spot the show's final twist?
14 January 2014 10:52 AM
St James Theatre, London
13 January 2014 12:00 AM
11 January 2014 12:00 AM
Portrait of a trailblazing manager who took Arsenal, and football, to new heights
10 January 2014 05:12 PM
Actresses should be allowed to play more of the great classic male roles
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
- 5 Dead woman's body found sitting in a car after six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry