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.
27 February 2015 04:00 PM
The fall in the number of domestic visitors is staggering
20 February 2015 04:00 PM
Can whoever wins please make an interesting speech?
13 February 2015 04:00 PM
Labour’s culture spokesman is right to want diversity but wrong to blame the films
06 February 2015 04:00 PM
Too hasty a rewrite for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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- 2 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 3 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men