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.
18 July 2014 06:42 PM
When Mr Baron Cohen comes to your locality it is not for the purpose of helping the local economy and boosting tourism
11 July 2014 07:43 PM
A short video explaining WW1 by the BBC suggests that the cultural establishment doesn't quite understand young people
04 July 2014 05:55 PM
Finally, someone has come along who dares to say the unsayable
20 June 2014 05:29 PM
We need to rethink our attitude to West End theatres
19 June 2014 07:31 PM
Audience etiquette at classical music concerts has often been as fascinating to observe as the concert itself. Don’t clap between movements. Do cough between movements. Indeed, the louder the between-movements cough, the more it signals that the cougher is a music aficionado.
The affection we discover we have for an artist on their death is a testament to the power of art itself
15 June 2014 12:07 PM
When it comes to an artist, knowing the deceased personally is neither here nor there
06 June 2014 04:43 PM
So much for transparency and accountability
30 May 2014 04:06 PM
It's to do with what people should wear to the theatre
16 May 2014 02:32 PM
If you're a culture lover then there's a lot less to enjoy once you start boycotting controversial artists
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