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.
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Comparing Helen McCrory, Gillian Anderson and Kristen Scott Thomas will test the best judges
19 November 2014 03:01 PM
Here Come the judges. Thank Heavens I'm not one of them
17 November 2014 02:40 PM
The ENO must charge less and tour more
06 November 2014 07:57 PM
Opera audiences are increasingly voicing their opinion, with one recent production receiving a curtain call of jeers. At £200 a ticket, why the heckle not
29 August 2014 06:02 PM
The very existence of Prom 46 was a thrilling and political event
To vote no or not to vote no, that is the question... Although do celebrities really have the answer?
22 August 2014 07:59 PM
David Tennant is right — the public doesn't care about what famous people think
08 August 2014 05:18 PM
The art of leaving is a prerogative of audiences in all art forms
01 August 2014 05:54 PM
Had Holes been a television drama, it would have been pulled
25 July 2014 06:59 PM
It’s a very dangerous path that the BBC Trust is going down
18 July 2014 06:42 PM
When Mr Baron Cohen comes to your locality it is not for the purpose of helping the local economy and boosting tourism
11 July 2014 07:43 PM
A short video explaining WW1 by the BBC suggests that the cultural establishment doesn't quite understand young people
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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- 4 Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity