Veronika Bondarenko

Veronika Bondarenko is a professional journalist whose work has appeared in Slate, Refinery29, Business Insider, and The Gothamist. She has a bachelor of arts in English and French from UBC and a master of journalism degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Stories By Veronika Bondarenko

The Woman Who Found a Snail in Her Soda and Launched a Million Lawsuits

Sixty-six years before the infamous spilled McDonald’s coffee, May Donoghue drank a ginger beer with a dead mollusk in it and changed personal-injury law forever.

The Curse of Playing the Wicked Witch of the West

After nearly dying while filming “The Wizard of Oz,” Margaret Hamilton spent the rest of her career trying to escape her evil character’s long shadow.