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.
30 January 2015 04:00 PM
Why did it take so long for the sums to be revealed?
23 January 2015 04:00 PM
It’s wrong to attack artists because of their accents and upbringing
23 January 2015 01:54 PM
An absorbing and strangely gripping evening
19 January 2015 12:00 AM
Why, in such a relatively small country, does a pernicious north-south divide persist?
16 January 2015 04:00 PM
Pop’s big names need to refuse to play in venues charging booking fees
09 January 2015 04:00 PM
Audiences too rarely get the chance to see the creative process in action
02 January 2015 04:00 PM
Subsidised national companies should make more of an effort to leave London
30 December 2014 12:00 AM
Perhaps it should say at the top ‘Letter from a Curmudgeon’. For I’m afraid I have never really “got” New Year’s Eve. On page 31 of i today is a style guide on what to wear for the big night. But for me the clothing of choice will be pyjamas.
19 December 2014 04:00 PM
At least it might bring the TV audience to the theatre
05 December 2014 04:00 PM
But it must be a sophisticated political party, not an empty gesture
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Why this year's general election was the most unfair in Britain's history
- 1 Enrique Iglesias injured trying to catch a drone mid concert
- 2 Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, reveals new look on Annie Leibovitz shot Vanity Fair cover
- 3 Arsenal players boo chief-executive Ivan Gazidis after being told they would not get bonus for FA Cup triumph
- 4 Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
- 5 UK weather: Temperatures set to soar making parts of Britain hotter than parts of the Mediterranean