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.
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
22 August 2013 05:23 PM
Why aren't there more plays focused on Scottish independence at Edinburgh?
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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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