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 August 2013 04:15 PM
There are a number of artists whose protest could cause Putin real embarrassment
12 August 2013 08:00 PM
As Middle East peace talks begin, David Lister reports from Jerusalem on how art is bringing Jews and Arabs together
08 August 2013 04:46 PM
The fanfare over Peter Capaldi's new role came at a high cost
02 August 2013 08:16 AM
Plus: Daniel Barenboim creates a lions' den for the first violin at the Proms
25 July 2013 05:11 PM
Bristol leads the way in challenging the tradition of classical concerts
22 July 2013 11:42 AM
What on earth is going on at Britain's premier dance company?
12 July 2013 07:00 PM
A literally dazzling exhibition of neon installations by the talented British duo Chris Bracey and Christian Furr is upstairs. Downstairs is an array of paintings by Damien Hirst. That might all be expected at an art gallery. But the neon exhibition and Hirst paintings are at a London Hotel, 45 Park Lane, the sister establishment to the Dorchester just opposite.
12 July 2013 08:27 AM
Plus: Arts grandees like Nicholas Hytner and Jude Kelly should fall out more often; and there's no time or space for the Tardis in Rory Kinnear's life
05 July 2013 08:25 AM
Plus: There's Rhinegold in them there Cotswold hills and Exile on Main Street for someone in the Sky newsroom
Allegations of domestic violence will change not just Roberto Alagna's but Angela Gheorghiu’s image forever
01 July 2013 10:09 PM
Angela Gheorghiu is everyone’s idea of the superstar opera singer: a hugely gifted soprano with electric stage presence, who also happens to be beautiful, full of star quality and something of a diva to boot.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27