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.
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
09 April 2014 01:55 PM
He needs to have that passion, to show will be an advocate for the arts
04 April 2014 04:52 PM
Last week’s announcement by Lord Hall was encouraging, but he needs to go further
30 March 2014 08:36 PM
The Royal Ballet has been troubled by defections and angry rumblings from mutinous performers, but, as he announces an intriguing new season, its ambitious director, Kevin O’Hare, tells David Lister that a company at the top of its game needs discipline
28 March 2014 04:49 PM
Theatre may not have the likes of Leonard di Caprio and Sandra Bullock. But the shortlist for the Oliviers isn’t low on glamour
21 March 2014 04:14 PM
And I agree with Lenny Henry on roles for black actors in British TV
Anna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust: If the star doesn’t turn up, why should the audience have to?
14 March 2014 04:06 PM
The audience should be given the chance of a refund
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers