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.
06 April 2013 12:19 AM
Plus: Stoppard's still making waves and these trumped-up fees are beyond a joke
29 March 2013 12:00 AM
He failed to mention or defend the seemingly outrageous use of public money
23 March 2013 08:04 AM
Plus: Something is forgotten in the state of Denmark and Orwell got there first on Wodehouse and Nazism
15 March 2013 12:01 AM
Peter Morgan's The Audience and This House at The National are two great plays about politics. Unless, of course, you're familiar with the real-life characters portrayed
09 March 2013 12:02 AM
Forget "What are you reading at the moment?", the most interesting conversation is about what you have failed to read, see or hear
02 March 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: How ITV rejected Ian Dury and the honour may be all yours, let's keep it that way
01 March 2013 07:00 PM
Museums at night have a certain romance and none more so than London's Natural History Museum, though romance may not be the most appropriate word when you are standing next to the gigantic dinosaur in the main hall. A drink next to the dinosaur is just the prologue to an imaginative bi-monthly evening that the museum has started. Called Night Safari, it involves small groups going to several rooms where they meet scientists who introduce them to the institution's most cherished animals, from Guy the Gorilla to a killer shark.
21 February 2013 03:04 PM
Plus: You should pick up the mantel on book prizes, Kate and no, Jennifer Saunders, women didn't like your show either
17 February 2013 05:36 PM
An exhibition at the V&A reveals how the golden age of relations between the British monarchy and the Russian Tsars led to the exchange of the greatest gifts the world had seen
16 February 2013 12:03 AM
Plus: The underground enigma of Kasper Holten and Sky offers no escape from the waltz-meister
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Bad cattitude: Family call police after crazed and 'hostile cat with a history of violence' attacks baby before attempting to 'flee custody'
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow