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.
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
03 April 2015 04:00 PM
Sheffield theatres have brought colour-blind casting to a new level
27 March 2015 04:00 PM
It had seminal moments of The Beatles, David Bowie and Madonna
20 March 2015 04:00 PM
People who laugh at full volume aren’t showing appreciation, they’re showing off
13 March 2015 04:00 PM
There’s an art to pleasing a brilliant artist and avoid being punished for posterity
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds