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One Direction: Four review no longer kids stuff

(Syco/Columbia)1Ds last album, Midnight Memories, was a bit more grown-up than their previous efforts, letting a little lustful electric guitar into their Boden catalogue stadium pop. Four ups the chords a smidgen further. The band are writing more songs

2071 review a lecture poised between the alarming and soporific

Royal Court, LondonKatie Mitchell directs this powerful riposte to all climate-change deniers. If only some drama had been injected into it too.

Rumer: Into Colour review flat and forgettable

The promotional demands made upon Rumer by her top-five debut album, Seasons of My Soul, caused Britain's Karen Carpenter soundalike to fall ill with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Thompson: Family review Richard and Linda Thompson (almost) reunited on sons album

Sean Lennon, you know what I mean, sings Teddy Thompson of the trials of hailing from famous musical stock.

Bryan Ferry: Avonmore review former Roxy frontman heads back to the future

It's hard to imagine Bryan Ferry releasing an album that doesnt sound refined and elegant.

One Direction: 'It's not a question of burnout: we enjoy it' exclusive interview

Theyve had 95 international number ones and are worth £70m, but is the world's biggest boy band outgrowing its fans?

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a spotlight on Mumbais invisible poor

As David Hare brings Katherine Boos acclaimed account of Mumbais slumdwellers to the stage, Sunil Khilnani reflects on what it tells us about the precarious existence of many in boom-time India.

The American Lover by Rose Tremain review loners, London and lust

This collection of short stories about isolation and loneliness is powerful and wide-ranging.

Balancing Act by Joanna Trollope review Observes the subtleties of conversation with unmatched attention to detail

The arrival of an estranged father threatens the delicate equilibrium between the mother and daughters who run a successful business.

One Direction: We still feel like were on the rise in pictures

Whats life like inside the 21st centurys first mega band? Exclusive photographs of Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn and Liam as they release their fourth albumRead the exclusive interview and inside story in tomorrows Guardian Continue reading...