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.
15 February 2013 07:00 PM
Just look out for the lobster
09 February 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: The Barbican and the Bard, together again and and eclectic audience for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's coffee concertos
02 February 2013 12:00 AM
Plus: Cirque du Soleil ticket holders are entitled to the wheel deal and what was Damian Lewis doing at dinner with Rupert Murdoch?
Radiohead's Thom Yorke might not like David Cameron. But if music is art, and art is for all, then the singer is demeaning his own work
25 January 2013 03:42 PM
Plus: politicians embracing culture, and a wonderful Manet exhibition
23 January 2013 08:30 PM
So classical music fails to attract young audiences, and it’s the fault of orchestras – that’s the verdict of one of the most powerful people in the music business.
19 January 2013 12:01 AM
Some will see the rise of the Twitcrits as a "democratisation", but surely that would need a few negative remarks alongside the glowing endorsements
12 January 2013 11:15 AM
Plus: Why the unmissable return of the Thin White Duke won't require a marketing budget and a "rising star" that's long-since risen
05 January 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: Some on-message re-branding for the British Council and Undress for Opera, possibly taken a little too literally
29 December 2012 12:01 AM
What will 2013 bring? Plus: Bridget Jones is back, I'm still in love with 10CC and who the hell is Hilary Mantel?
22 December 2012 12:01 AM
Plus: The Matthew Bourne ultimatum and let's stop hearing it for BlackBerry
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week