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Torch Songs For Cold Nights: A Spotify Playlist

  1. Nat ‘King’ Cole - “Nature Boy” from Untamed Heart (1993)
  2. Nana Mouskouri - “That’s My Desire” from Beautiful Lies (2010)
  3. Billie Holiday - “Willow Weep For Me” from Eva (1962)
  4. Julie London - “Cry Me a River” from V for Vendetta (2006)
  5. Johnny Hartman - “Easy Living” from The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 
  6. Charles Aznavour - “Emmenez-moi” from C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
  7. Astrud Gilberto - “Once I Loved” from Juno (2007)
  8. Scott Walker - “When Joanna Loved Me” from The Box (2009)
  9. Sarah Vaughan - “Blues Serenade” from The Confessional (1995)
  10. Jackie Paris - “Skylark” from ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2009)
  11. Edith Piaf - “La Foule” from My Summer of Love (2004)
  12. Madeleine Peyroux - “Between the Bars” from from Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010)
  13. Chet Baker - “Always Look for the Silver Lining” from L.A. Confidential (1997)
  14. Jo Stafford - “Haunted Heart” from The End of the Affair (1999)
  15. Little Jimmy Scott - “Sycamore Trees” from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  16. Amália Rodrigues - “Estranha Forma de Vida” from Two Lovers (2008)
  17. Cat Power - “I Found a Reason” from The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
  18. Nina Simone - “Wild is the Wind” from Home (2008)
  19. Frank Sinatra - “One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)” from What Love I (2007) 
  20. Peggy Lee - “Is That All There Is?” from After Hours (1985)

Listen to this Spotify Playlist & more curated by Rotten Tomatoes here

Would you confess your sins to a robot?

A position generally reserved for priests and bartenders is now being taken over by robots. The machines are coming for our jobs and our sins. A Pop-Up Confessional will appear in a few locations around New York City in May — just you, your secrets and an A.I. robot. This is apparently part of a grand “social experiment for the modern age” — but also a TV show.

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you made me your altar, now watch how i burn.

to be holy is to be separated, and you never could separate worship from confessional.

speaking secrets into my spine only hid so much, goosebumps gave away more than my words ever could.

and out of all the hymns you whispered in my neck, my favorite had to be the ode to your regrets.

your favorite sacrament became sacrilege, so now my body is up in flames, like all the other witches that played god for you

-it’s a shame i’m made of hellfire, didn’t you know i’m fireproof?

—  the next priest i see will be sure to know that god and the church were always meant to be one body anyway
The Gunpowder Plot and Shakespeare's Macbeth

Macbeth © Ellie Kurttz 2010

It is often said that Macbeth is a comment on The Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Our Research Team have done some investigating and have found some interesting connections that could prove that this is true. 

Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’ was probably written in 1606, just three years after James I was crowned as Elizabeth’s successor, and so undoubtedly seems to be paying homage to the succession of the Scottish King to the English throne. But within that time, in November 1605, the Gunpowder Plot had been discovered: the plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament, kill James and replace him with a Catholic monarch failed and the plotters were tortured and horribly executed. The impact of the event was so dramatic that we still remember it today on Bonfire Night, so we can only imagine the enormity of the event for Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Why are the Gunpowder plot and Macbeth connected?

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