Karen Fratti

Karen's a fulltime freelance writer based in NYC. She lived in Rome for six years, loves Law & Order, and will not share her nachos with you.
Recent Articles

Kids In Venezuela Desperately Need Your Help

Just in case you've been laser-focused on domestic politics or crises elsewhere and haven't noticed yet, Venezuela needs some attention. Since Hugo Chavéz's death in 2013, Nicolás Maduro has been the ...
By Karen Fratti

Mom's Post About Not Sharing Toys Goes Viral

It's something you hear everywhere children are. "Make sure you share," a well-meaning parent chides their kid on the playground. But should parents really force their kids to share their toys or food...
By Karen Fratti

On The Legality Of Conversion Therapy

The fight for LGBTQ equality is far from over, especially when you consider that gay conversion therapy is still legal in most states. Last year, Democrats attempted to pass a bill in the House that w...
By Karen Fratti

You Need To See Ludacris Rapping 'Llama Llama'

Once upon a time, he was known for rapping about more "grown-up" topics, but now Ludacris is all about rapping Llama Llama Red Pajama. It wasn't entirely his idea, of course. Reading the Anna Dewdney ...
By Karen Fratti

Theories About A.D.'s Identity On 'PLL' That Will Blow Your Mind

The end of Pretty Little Liars is nigh. As tragic as that may be, it also means that everyone's theories about who A.D. is on Pretty Little Liars will soon be proven true or false, which should be sat...
By Karen Fratti

Dad Builds 'Mad Max' Cars For His Kids, Because Why Not

Sure, Mad Max: Fury Road won Academy Awards for production and costume design (and was nominated for many others), but this dad that built Mad Max cars for his kids isn't too shabby either. Ian Pfaff,...
By Karen Fratti

Serena Williams Reacts To Racist Pregnancy Comments

It's good to know that, in certain corners of the world, there are still consequences for bad behavior. For example, at a press conference at the Fed Cup in Romania, 70-year-old former tennis champion...
By Karen Fratti

Recalled Hash Browns Reportedly Contained Golf Balls

As if the world wasn't already strange enough, a recent batch of McCain hash browns were recalled because they contained pieces of golf balls in them. Yes, that's correct, golf balls. McCain Foods USA...
By Karen Fratti

Is It Legal For Public Schools To Teach The Bible?

One of the founding principles of the United States is the idea that church and state should always be separate. It often gets muddled, whether it's Christmas decorations in front of a city building o...
By Karen Fratti

Joan Crawford's Last Big Project Was Unforgettable

If you want a good laugh this weekend, you need to know how to watch Joan Crawford in Trog, which turned out to be one of the last projects the actress ever took. After the success of Whatever Happene...
By Karen Fratti