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.
10 July 2015 04:52 PM
David Tennant, Tracey Emin and Hilary Mantel should also have carriages named after them
06 July 2015 11:12 AM
Longborough is one of the smaller country opera houses, yet one which continues to punch massively above its weight
Guillaume Tell's gang-rape scene caused uproar at the Royal Opera House – but the portrayal of extreme sex and violence on stage is nothing new
03 July 2015 05:27 PM
Last year's "Titus Andronicus" at the Globe has spectators fainting in droves
19 June 2015 04:00 PM
Compilers of the classical charts are snobbish to veto Townshend’s symphonic Quadrophenia
15 June 2015 11:39 AM
It’s good to hear an alternative view of acting from Brian Cox
11 June 2015 10:35 PM
His death at the age of 93 robs British cinema of one of its most enduring stars
29 May 2015 04:00 PM
The new chief should introduce screens and conductor chat
24 May 2015 01:25 PM
The highlights are the surprises, those unexpected songs whose deceptive simplicity and infectious happiness immediately evoke an era
22 May 2015 04:00 PM
Celebrities need to retain their mystique and keep off social media
15 May 2015 04:00 PM
They have to learn about maths and literature, so why not music?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition