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.
24 July 2015 04:00 PM
A major arts venue shouldn’t be relying on crowd-funding
17 July 2015 05:54 PM
Director-General is in the fight of his life with the Government over the future of public broadcasting
17 July 2015 04:00 PM
When literary heroes become villains, readers need help
10 July 2015 04:52 PM
David Tennant, Tracey Emin and Hilary Mantel should also have carriages named after them
06 July 2015 11:12 AM
Longborough is one of the smaller country opera houses, yet one which continues to punch massively above its weight
Guillaume Tell's gang-rape scene caused uproar at the Royal Opera House – but the portrayal of extreme sex and violence on stage is nothing new
03 July 2015 05:27 PM
Last year's "Titus Andronicus" at the Globe has spectators fainting in droves
19 June 2015 04:00 PM
Compilers of the classical charts are snobbish to veto Townshend’s symphonic Quadrophenia
15 June 2015 11:39 AM
It’s good to hear an alternative view of acting from Brian Cox
11 June 2015 10:35 PM
His death at the age of 93 robs British cinema of one of its most enduring stars
29 May 2015 04:00 PM
The new chief should introduce screens and conductor chat
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke
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