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A Tale of Two Cities

New York: The Tale of Two Cities

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

When Bill de Blasio moved into Gracie Mansion, he became mayor of 59 community districts that constitute New York City. As he eloquently described during his campaign, these districts comprise two distinct cities that have very little in common.

What Makes a City Great?

Martin Kleinman | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

Perhaps, our New York pride prevents some of us from admitting much of what de Blasio shone his harsh light upon during his campaign.

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

How Do You Make the Worst of Times the Best of Times?

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." What better way to describe the state of business today? Entrepreneurs and businesses can thrive by delivering extreme value and reinventing themselves for the 21st century.

What Do You Think of Christopher Nolan Using A Tale of Two Cities for Inspiration for the Script to The Dark Knight Rises?

Quora | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nancy Hua, Alumna of MIT I didn't notice Nolan was using A Tale of Two Cities until the Act 5 (or 7?...

The Little-Known Story Behind A Christmas Carol

Noah St. John | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Noah St. John

In the fall of 1843, a British novelist found himself facing financial uncertainty. Although his previous novels had sold moderately well, his family bills were mounting and the mortgage was due.

HuffPost Readers' Picks: Best First Sentences In Books

Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortun...

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.

Charles Dickens Biography Gives A Fascinating New Take On Author's Life

The Los Angeles Times | Tim Rutten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[I]f you're looking for just one literary life to give as a gift in this holiday season, you won't go wrong by choosing Michael Slater's " Charles Dic...

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

How We Will Feel if Obama Wins

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

On Nov. 5, if Obama is the president-elect, I think most people -- regardless of their party or ideology -- will take pride in the fact that America is a purple nation, not a red vs. blue one.

The Beat (It) Goes On: A Conservative Stampede

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Weissman

The McCain-Palin ticket has had a severe impact on the writers of the right and sent them running for the hills. Witness the crescendo of the stampede.