Jennifer Carpenter and Other Celebs Sit with Marina Abramovic

As you may already know, art world superstar Marina Abramovic has been sitting in the atrium of the MoMA for the last couple months as part of the live performance portion of her giant retrospective, The Artist Is Present, at the museum. As the instructions on the wall explain, the artist invites visitors to come sit across from her at a table in the center of the room for as long as you like.

Recently, while clicking through photos of all the plebs who have hunkered down to stare back Abramovic, one face was pretty familiar — last week Michael C. Hall’s wife and Dexter co-star, Jennifer Carpenter, was snapped in the chair.

Photo by Marco Anelli

That said, she’s not the only famous face to stop by: Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Sharon Stone, James Franco, and Alan Rickman are among the glitterati to sit down.

Most people choose to sit free of emotion looking at her, others end up crumbling to bits — like all these weepies on Marina Abramovic Made Me Cry.

Here’s some video of the start of the staring on opening night:

Untitled from l on Vimeo.

For Dexter Fans: Is This Season Awesome?

Have you been watching this season of Dexter? As you probably know, I’m a fan. Now that there is only a mere two episodes left until the end of the season, I have to say, even though the season started off kind of slow, I think these last few episodes have been great and proved good things come to those who wait.

It seems as though I’m not the only one who’s an admirer of America’s favorite serial killer. Was recently walking by Martin Albert Interiors in the Flatiron District and I saw these crazy chairs:

Yup, these white chairs have red embroidered blood splatters! Look closely, the sign reads “Inspired by Dexter”!!

But back to talking about the show…

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you don’t want to know what’s been going on this season…
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Random Things That Happened This Weekend

1. Yesterday went to the ‘Sup magazine party at Lit. Couldn’t tell you the last time I’d been there. Couldn’t tell you the next time I’ll be there. Caught Titus Andronicus‘s rockin’ set (above). Nearly died of heat exhaustion. Wondered if I had a future in being a cocktail waitress at the downstairs bar. Stared at the shiny leggings-clad buttocks of several ladies. Had to leave before Au Revoir Simone‘s set otherwise would have passed out. Didn’t realize it was going to rain so I got SOAKED to the bone on the way home. Some DBs stole the cab I was standing in front off–hope they made it back home to Jersey OK.

2. Today saw wunderkid Hayes Peebles at Rockwood Music Hall. He played some pretty songs, some with a cello. He revealed he only learned to play the harmonica a week ago, just so he could use it in the performance. About half the packed house was under the age of 18, making me want to pass a note to someone after 8th period. A gaggle of giggle girls sat up front and I wondered which one had the biggest crush on Hayes…or if any of them were the sources of inspiration for the songs about girls.


4. Saw this awesome ad with mock magazine covers for Dexter Season 3 (above) and got excited. I LOVE DEXTER. It starts up again at the end of the month. Must. Find. Someone. With. Showtime. Or at least find someone to reliably upload it on the internets.
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