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.
19 June 2014 07:31 PM
Audience etiquette at classical music concerts has often been as fascinating to observe as the concert itself. Don’t clap between movements. Do cough between movements. Indeed, the louder the between-movements cough, the more it signals that the cougher is a music aficionado.
The affection we discover we have for an artist on their death is a testament to the power of art itself
15 June 2014 12:07 PM
When it comes to an artist, knowing the deceased personally is neither here nor there
06 June 2014 04:43 PM
So much for transparency and accountability
30 May 2014 04:06 PM
It's to do with what people should wear to the theatre
16 May 2014 02:32 PM
If you're a culture lover then there's a lot less to enjoy once you start boycotting controversial artists
02 May 2014 06:21 PM
There's no excuse for asking audience members to pay for a poor sightline
25 April 2014 01:50 PM
Plus, murders should take place where we can see them
21 April 2014 12:00 AM
18 April 2014 05:07 PM
Plus, the Culture Secretary needs to be on the side of audiences
11 April 2014 03:37 PM
But the media attention following Frankie Knuckles' death shows that the press now recognises world-class artistry
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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