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 May 2015 01:25 PM
The highlights are the surprises, those unexpected songs whose deceptive simplicity and infectious happiness immediately evoke an era
22 May 2015 04:00 PM
Celebrities need to retain their mystique and keep off social media
15 May 2015 04:00 PM
They have to learn about maths and literature, so why not music?
08 May 2015 04:00 PM
Is it wrong to apply the lyrics in the band’s new album to a famous film star?
01 May 2015 04:00 PM
Was Radio 1’s Clara Amfo too dismissive of a great star?
01 May 2015 01:10 PM
The strangest art jamboree on the planet is about to begin...
24 April 2015 04:00 PM
Andrew LLoyd Webber’s revelation about seats with lousy views is shocking
17 April 2015 04:00 PM
Young audiences are put off by expensive seats
10 April 2015 04:00 PM
The Royal Mail have missed out some true greats in their comedy stamps
Dead Sheep, Park Theatre - review: There's nothing woolly about this debut play on Geoffrey Howe's historic savagery of Margaret Thatcher
06 April 2015 12:51 PM
This debut play by former BBC reporter Jonathan Maitland effectively conveys the drama of Thatcher-era politics
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women