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.
25 May 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: The mother, father, sister and brother of all Cannes press conference questions and the first cut is the deepest, as Rod Stewart well knows
23 May 2013 12:00 AM
But in an age of austerity many of the works have a serious side. David Lister on politics and partying at the pavilions.
18 May 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: No sympathy for the devil in the booking detail for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, and how did ITV's Savile documentary not win a BAFTA?
11 May 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: This rehang will transform the Tate Britain and a chorus of disapproval for these Cambridge folk
10 May 2013 07:32 PM
The world-famous dancer and former star of the Royal Ballet, Sylvie Guillem, has strongly criticised Britain’s biggest dance company, and revealed her dislike of its recently departed director, in an astonishingly frank interview with The Independent.
Sylvie Guillem: The most exciting dancer in the world is back at Sadler’s Wells – and she’s got scores to settle
10 May 2013 07:00 PM
She has never been afraid to upset the dance establishment. The outspoken star lets rip on Nureyev, the Royal Ballet, and the environment
04 May 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: The curious incident of Luke Treadaway, the non-appearing Best Actor and I'm not a 'stakeholder' in this ugly use of English
27 April 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: A chorus of approval for this Commitment to cheap theatre tickets and The Proms go punk, but something better change
20 April 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: Go, girl! More Flynn and less Mantel, please; and the award for histrionics goes to the inaugural International Opera Awards at London's Hilton Hotel
13 April 2013 03:36 AM
Plus: The BBC should regret the passing of The Hour and Hytner's first-class
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