One Direction takes the J-pop path to success

Nov 5, 2013

One Direction takes the J-pop path to success

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By the group's standards, it was a low-key finale. When One Direction completed its eight-month Take Me Home Tour at the second of two Makuhari Messe shows last Sunday in Chiba, it was in front of a relatively compact audience of 12,000 Japanese fans, ...

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

Aug 30, 2013

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

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Those of us discreetly looking forward to a theatrically released film featuring One Direction were perhaps hoping for something more captivating and ingenious than a glorified electronic press kit. We wanted something that didn't represent the depthless, scandal-mongering, narrow-minded, pleasure-seeking spirit of the times; ...