The Record from Hackensack, New Jersey on January 11, 2011 · F1
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The Record from Hackensack, New Jersey · F1

Hackensack, New Jersey
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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SECTION F ANTIQUES 5 BOOKS 2 HEALTH 4 SHOPPING 3 TUE. 0 1.11.11 Better Living TODAY TO FEB. 1 , NEW YORK MIRA, MIRA ON THE WALL The work of Little Falls artist Mira Mitrova will be featured along with that of others in a Chelsea exhibition titled "Persistence of Form." TELL ME MORE: The Macedonian-born artist said her vision for the exhibit was "a communion of surrender and realization." Her collection of graphic designs, oil paintings and photography explores themes such as isolation, imprisonment and commoditization. QUOTE: "Usually, the starting point of my work is a simple object, which is then further divided into parts. The parts are then isolated or put into different situations, thus giving a multiplication of the initial semantics. In my recent oil paintings, I am concerned with threats and the human passion for full (physical and spiritual) liberty in our contemporary consumer society." - Mira Mitrova DETAILS: Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. 212-226-4151. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 n.m. Tuesday throueh Saturday. Mira Mitrova's "Light" will be one of the works on exhibit. Colleen Diskin Keeping cozy Products to chase away winter's chill By ALFA GARCIA STAFF WRITER Brrr. It's cold outside. Your first instinct is to turn up the heat. But that could mean extra-high energy bills - not exactly a welcome prospect for today's tough economy. Your next bet is to find other ways to stay warm. Wear clothes straight out of the dryer, or try rotating the ceiling fan to circulate warmer air from above. If you're willing to spend a little dough as an investment, try these to keep you cozy, while leaving the thermostat low. Bundle up Wear socles, sweaters and gloves. Arm warmers are a nice addition, as are wool sweaters, which insulate better than cotton. Flannel shirts and Fair Isle sweaters are also this season's big comebacks - may as well stay on-trend while warming up. tttt Muk Luks Hounds-tooth Arm Warmers, $28. Kohl's, 14 Main Ave., Clifton; 165 Route 4 west, Paramus; 1710 Route 46 west, Woodland Park. O'Haiilon Mills Thick Full-Zip Cowichan Sweater, $148. Urban Outfitters, Garden State Plaza, Paramus, 201-291-4288. 20 S. Park St., Montclair, 973-655-0157. UrbanOutfit Billy Reid "Foot Hill" Sweater, $295. Bloomingdale's, Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, 201-457-2000. Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, 973-582-2400. Humidify Winter's dry air is a drag for your nose and throat, plus the lack of moisture makes it feel extra cold. Humidifiers or vaporizers will fix all that in a jiffy. Honeywell HWM 330 QuickSteam Warm Moisture Humidifier, 3-gallon for medium to large rooms, $59.99. Available at Honeywell Keep away drafts Cold air can drift in from your doors and windows, so a draft stopper is always a good investment. Making your own is simple: Use fabric stuffed with sand, rice, dried corn or kitty litter. If you're looking to buy, a good option is the double-sided Twin Draft Guard. It keeps cold air out and warm air in. $19.99 for two, Blanket your space Keep blankets on hand in various rooms in your house. A good option is microfiber, which is lightweight but warm and plush. Machine washable, too. Microtec plush blanket, originally $69.99 to $99.99, online price $34.99 to $49.99. Available at Kohls. Sip warmth Drinking tea or coffee is always a good way to fight the cold. Keep your beverage warm with a sturdy thermal container, like the double-insulated (and smartly designed) Eco 2 Go Cup, $4.99. Chef Central, 240 Route 17 north, Paramus, 201-576-0100 or E-mail: garciaanorthjer; blog: northjer sey.comshoptalk The Onion spoofs TV on TV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mark Shepard, left, and Alex Reiser anchor "Onion SportsDome." By FRAZIER MOORE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For nearly a quarter-century, The Onion has skewered the media with its satirical newspaper, then, starting in 1996, its website and, as of four years ago, the Onion News Network's online videos. Now it's poised to make a two-fisted assault from within the most fitting of targets: television. Tonight on Comedy Central, "Onion SportsDome" will begin its weekly swipe at TV sports coverage and commentary. Then at 10 p.m. on Jan. 21, on the IFC network, "Onion News Network" launches its spitting-image TV version of cable-news excesses. "We'd like to say that it was part of an effort toward global domination by The Onion, says executive producer Julie Smith. "But it was just coincidence." Even so, warns executive producer Will Graham, "Our Onion fake media empire is slowly taking over real media. Eventually, we'll have 36 shows on different networks." As fans of Onion videos know, this self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source" has a pitch-perfect knack for replicating real-life TV "journalism" with only a dash of telltale mockery. As the Peabody Awards declared in honoring the Onion News ONION SPORTSDOME Network website 10:30 tonight, Comedy Central in 2009, its ersatz news "has a worri some ring of truth" presented "so deftly that viewers may find themselves doing a double take." Both "SportsDome" and the TV See THE ONION Page 2 Want to Learn more about The Valley Hospital? CHECK IN DAILY FOR: Medical news you can use Weekly health tips I Updates on Valley's programs and services Find Valley at Facebook.comValleyHospital Follow Valley at Twitter.comValleyHospital TAeValley Hospital Valley Health System

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