Valeri Schwartz

Lastest Stories by Valeri Schwartz

Alfred Hitchcock once said “The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.” The popularity of the tv criminal has upheld this notion, with infamous characters like Tony Soprano...
Through much of history, men have held most of the world’s wealth, and as recently as 2014, women made less than 17% of the top 1% of earners in the United States. A large majority of the richest...
This week, hundreds died in a heat wave “apocalypse,” as meteorologists put it, in Europe. In June, Arctic wildfires raged and record-breaking floods hit Yellowstone National Park, Bangladesh,...
Seafood shacks seem emblematic of summer, providing no-frills gustatory delights. But what, exactly, qualifies as a seafood “shack”? The definition is inexact. In general, seafood shacks –...
The LGBTQ community faced hundreds of anti-LGBTQ bills this year, in policy areas ranging from sports equality to LGBTQ health care access. The Center for American Progress found that over one in...
In “The Iliad,” Homer wrote that “war will be men’s business.” To this day, the belief that war is solely the domain of men is common in some circles, though both archaeological evidence...
Are summers in the United States hotter than ever before? The answer appears to be yes, as most U.S. cities experienced higher summer temperatures in 2021 than in the past 50 years. And some of these...
Less than two weeks into summer, and it looks like July temperatures will be well above average across much of the country, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projections....
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there are concerns that other landmark rulings, such as the one that guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marriage,...
With the pandemic facilitating remote work and allowing more Americans to move to places away from their jobs, some are taking the opportunity to move to more desired areas, be it for warmer weather...
Rising inflation, a changing labor market, an ongoing pandemic, tax hikes, and climate change are but some of the significant challenges Americans face. Some cities nationwide are better able to...