friday five: follow-up edition

FRIDAY, MAY 5TH

I read a lot of articles; so many that it's sometimes difficult to keep track of everything I read. But I like to follow up on stories, because one of the most important things in interpreting the world around us is to recognize that these are not isolated events. To remember that everything is connected, everything has significance, and everything is a part of history.

And so, a couple of follow-ups to things I've mentioned before:

1. genocide's legacy: a museum in a khmer rouge prison

If you're curious as to what Tuol Sleng looks like but don't want to book a plane ticket to Cambodia just yet. It's a tour of one of the upstairs cell rooms, the cells in which people were kept and tortured, given by a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Follow-up to: My Cambodia travel blog and the recent Khmer Rouge tribunal

2. even if women choose a high-paying, male-dominated college major, they still face a gender pay gap

Some proof that the gender wage gap may be a much more fundamental problem than we think.

Follow-up to: Friday Five, International Women's Day edition and a fact-check of the wage gap

3. amex, challenged by chase, is losing the snob war

The evolution of status symbols is always interesting. I remember back in 2007 when everyone was wearing Juicy tracksuits and carrying Louis Vuitton purses, but those things aren't cool anymore. Ostentatious wealth doesn't equal charisma.

Follow-up to: The insane psychology behind Chase Sapphire Reserve cards

4. why millennial pink refuses to go away

I was recently asked in an interview what I found "awe-inspiring," and I told her "the fact that the 'millennial pink' of the Instagram era can be traced back to 18th-century Baroque art." I found this article a while ago, and it's amazing how this color has only kind of popped up in the last couple of years, but it's been woven into the fabric of pop culture for literally centuries.

Follow-up to: The reason your Instagram feed is full of succulents and avocado toast

5. journalism under fire

13 journalists have been killed so far in 2017. Here are their names.

Follow-up to: The Truth Is Hard To Find

 

HAPPENING MEOW