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.
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
28 November 2014 04:00 PM
At $250 a ticket, audiences might want Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber as well as the ageing rock star
26 November 2014 10:42 AM
The boyband member is equally matched by co-star Jill Winternitz
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
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?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan