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.
15 October 2013 07:44 PM
Should it have been a woman for the first time in the National’s history?
11 October 2013 04:57 PM
Plus, why the National Theatre job would be safe with Kenneth Branagh
03 October 2013 05:42 PM
When it comes to a truly popular, talked-about TV moment - the old rules still apply
From Downton Abbey to Coronation Street, when life interferes with art, it’s a challenge for the writer
27 September 2013 03:36 PM
The departure of cast members presents a tricky problem to screenwriters
19 September 2013 04:46 PM
Giving audiences a cast list free of charge would be a start
13 September 2013 08:00 AM
Plus: There's nothing like this Dame and will we be talking like Downton Abbey next?
07 September 2013 08:33 AM
Tonight is the Last Night of the Proms. And, as we all know by now, Marin Alsop will become the first woman to conduct at the most famous night of classical music in the calendar. That already puts her in the history books. But I’d like to see her go into the history books, or at least into tomorrow’s papers, for a further reason.
06 September 2013 03:24 PM
Plus: Some day their plinths will come and Satchmo shows Wimbledon the way
30 August 2013 12:25 PM
Please leave us to our water-cooler moments, Kevin Spacey
23 August 2013 07:00 PM
The week in arts
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader