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Cook like a Swede! 12 Svensk Potatissallad (Swedish Potato Salad) recipes

Google can auto translate for you, and my snapshots use this for you, the links to the actual recipes are at the top link

https://www.ica.se/buffe/artikel/godaste-potatissalladerna/



Potato salad must be one of the most delicious accessories for grilled food! Here we talk about 12 great varieties of potato salad and which protein they are best suited to serve as an accessory to.











The European Parliament and gender equality--a continuing struggle



There has been progress in the numerical representation of women in the European Parliament. But that’s not enough to achieve gender equality.

https://www.socialeurope.eu/the-european-parliament-and-gender-equality-a-continuing-struggle

The European Parliament is often presented as firmly supporting gender equality—not least through its Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) as a focus for related policy development in the European Union. At around 40 per cent, female members of the EP currently comprise one of the highest proportions of any parliament worldwide (see figure below). Just before the 2019 Euro-elections, in 21 member states the share of female MEPs was higher than in their national parliament and in three cases comprised the majority: Finland (76.3 per cent), Croatia and Ireland (both 54.5 per cent).

Nevertheless, this descriptive (numerical) representation does not allow conclusions to be drawn about substantive representation—promoting gender equality in EP policies—nor about the gender sensitivity of the parliament and its organs as institutions. While the EP has received ample attention from researchers, the different layers of gender equality and what becoming a gender-sensitive parliament entails are under-researched. Our recently co-edited volume addresses how the EP fares in the important political and societal task of advancing gender equality in the round.

Members of the European Parliament 1952-2019, women and men (%)


Strong promoter

From an overarching historical perspective, the EP indeed qualifies as a strong promoter of gender equality and contradicts the common association of ‘women in, power out’. Indeed, women’s representation has increased in parallel with the increase in power of the EP as an EU institution. The parliament—and, in particular, its FEMM committee—acts as an agenda-setter by adopting (own-initiative) reports and resolutions, (co-)legislating EU directives, and scrutinising prospective members of the European Commission on their positions on gender equality.

Over the years, the EP has extended the scope of gender equality from its limited original focus on the labour market, to development, education, gender-based violence, migration and work-life balance. Most of the proposals supporting gender equality have been supported by large majorities, despite the growing number of conservative, right-wing and anti-feminist MEPs in recent legislatures. Such a stronghold of gender-equality promotion is important—not least because the EP has gained considerable powers over time as co-legislator with the Council of the EU in the majority of policy domains, the EP is the budgetary authority, and it approves the composition of the European Commission and elects its president. Yet, overall, gender equality is becoming more and more politicised and marked by polarisation at the European level.

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Eddie Mauro defends 'negative' poll questions about challengers for Iowa U.S. Senate seat

Poll touches on Theresa Greenfield's 2018 campaign manager's conduct, Michael Franken's million-dollar Virginia home

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/senate-race-polll-iowa-eddie-mauro-theresa-greenfield-michael-franken-joni-ernst-20200514


The four Iowa Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate — Michael Franken, Kimberly Graham, Theresa Greenfield and Eddie Mauro — are shown at an April 19 online forum. The candidates will have their first in-person debate May 18 at the Iowa PBS studio in Johnston. (Screengrab)

Candidates in the race for the Iowa Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate are jockeying for poll position. A poll released last week showed Theresa Greenfield in a virtual dead heat with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, 43 percent to 42 percent. Now Des Moines businessman Eddie Mauro has a poll showing that in a general election contest, he’s tied with Ernst, 42 percent to 42 percent. In addition to the Mauro-Ernst question, RABA Research, whose founders include a strategist for the Ernst campaign and President Barack Obama’s Iowa campaign director, asked likely general election voters about the vulnerabilities of other Democrats running in the June 2 primary election.

Specifically, the pollster asked about Greenfield’s U.S. House bid in 2018. She failed to get on the ballot because her campaign manager was charged with felony election misconduct. Voters also were asked whether general election voters might have a problem supporting Michael Franken, who has voted in Iowa only twice in 30 years and has a million-dollar home in Virginia. In both cases, more than half of those polled said that information gave them doubts. In Greenfield’s case, 44 percent had “serious doubts” and 23 percent had “some doubts.” On the question of Franken’s residency, the results were 68 percent “serious” and 10 percent “some” doubts.

The Greenfield campaign, which has accused Mauro of running a “false, negative smear campaign,” and the Franken campaign criticized Mauro’s negative strategy when Democrats are uniting to defeat Ernst, whom they see as vulnerable this year. Ernst’s favorables have fallen to 47 percent, and Cook Political Report recently downgraded the race from “likely Republican” to “leans Republican.” The Mauro campaign defended the questions as valid because Democrats “cannot pretend that the Ernst campaign does not already recognize these negatives,” according to spokesman Keegan Brown. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has produced a video on those topics.

“The point of a primary is to vet candidates and make sure they can go toe to toe with their challenger in the general,” Brown said. “If the negatives are too much of a problem in the primary, they will certainly be the death knell to any campaign in the general. “Just because Greenfield was handpicked by Schumer does not mean she is the anointed candidate,” he said, referring to the Des Moines real estate executive who is being backed by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York. Franken, who grew up in northwest Iowa and retired as a three-star admiral after 37 years in the Navy, is running an issues-based campaign on health care, lowering prescription drug costs and taking on special interests, spokesman Aaron Slutkin said.

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this doesn't pass the smell test.

Progressive Wins DA Race in Portland, Sending "Shockwaves" Through Oregon's Punitive System

“Multnomah County has just embraced the most progressive DA platform that this state has ever seen,” said Mike Schmidt, crediting grassroots efforts.

https://theappeal.org/politicalreport/portland-district-attorney-election/

It may be the widest election win yet for progressives in a contested prosecutor’s race. Mike Schmidt, who ran on a criminal justice reform platform, was elected district attorney on Tuesday in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland, some of its suburbs, and more than 800,000 residents. He had more than 75 percent of the vote in results available on Wednesday. “His election is evidence of the grassroots efforts that educated the community about the powers of the DA and the harms inflicted by the criminal legal system,” Madeline Carroll, an organizer with Oregon DA for the People, a local advocacy group, told me in an email. “Hundreds of community members contributed to this milestone.”

In an interview on Wednesday, Schmidt too credited grassroots organizers. “Multnomah County has just embraced the most progressive DA platform that this state has ever seen,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling of validation for the things I’ve been working on, and I think of validation for so many people in the community who’ve worked on these issues and said those things for longer than I have.” He pointed to his 50 percentage point margin as evidence of the “breadth” of the coalition around reform. When he talked to labor groups during the campaign, he recounted, they pressed him to talk about “the systems, and how race has played into the criminal justice system, the school to prison pipeline. You merge that with the activist groups that have been working on these issues, with groups that have been standing with immigrants in our communities, everybody brought similar goals but different takes on it.”

This margin is all the more remarkable in the context of Oregon’s punitive prosecutorial culture, of a DA association that has fought recent reforms, and of a prison population that has kept rising, bucking national trends. Oregon is one of only six states where incarceration reached a new peak in 2018, according to a new analysis by the Sentencing Project. Schmidt has blamed Oregon’s harsh mandatory minimum schemes, which were codified by a 1994 ballot initiative, for stalling decarceral efforts. “You literally cannot get Oregon’s prison population reduced by 50 percent without getting rid of mandatory sentencing,” he said in April in a Q&A with the Political Report, referring to a goal some decarceration advocates have set.

And in arguing that the legislature should repeal mandatory minimums, he presented the change as a way to chip away at DAs’ tremendous power. “When sentences become mandatory,” he said, “whoever makes the charging decision essentially makes the sentencing decision.” He also expressed support for other statewide reforms, including an end to cash bail, a ballot initiative that would decriminalize the personal possession of most drugs, and voting rights for all. He is among a growing list of candidates who are winning DA races after stating their view that incarcerated people should retain the right to vote, a significant turnaround in the issue’s national politics that matches what law enforcement officials say in Maine and Vermont.

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Trump Is Extorting These American States To Win In 2020

Trump Is Recycling His Ukraine Scam to harm Joe Biden and suppress the vote in 2020.

https://thebanter.substack.com/p/trump-is-extorting-these-american



WASHINGTON, DC -- Paraphrasing another Republican president: There he goes again. You’d think Donald Trump might’ve learned his lesson about extortion when he was impeached for it. But no. He keeps doing it, in public and in clear view of law enforcement. Specifically, it was only a few months ago when all that went down, with the president being impeached because he tried to cheat in the 2020 election by attempting to force President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to announce an investigation into Hunter Biden and, by proxy, Joe Biden. See, part of Ukraine was annexed by Russia, while pro-Putin forces continue to make incursions into the former Soviet satellite, requiring military aid from the West.

Despite all that, Trump threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine unless Zelenksy did what he was told by our clown dictator. Beginning last August, there were copious press reports, followed by congressional hearings, scandalous testimony showing the president did exactly what he was being accused of doing, and there was a successful vote to impeach the president on the floor of the House. The impeachment of the president was followed by a trial in the Senate. All because the president illegally extorted Ukraine in order to help Trump politically. Either he refuses to learn from that colossal blunder, or his brain worm situation is more advanced than we thought, because he’s at it again.

Before we dive into his latest attempts at extortion, it appears as though Trump has finally achieved his kangaroo court investigation of the Bidens. Moscow Mitch McConnell along with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted this week to begin issuing subpoenas related to Burisma, a Ukraine energy company that employed Hunter Biden on its board. So, where Trump failed to muscle Ukraine into helping him cheat in the election, Moscow Mitch has arrived to pick up where Trump and Rudy Giuliani left off with Ukraine. Yes, Trump is finally getting his Biden investigation and just in time for the election. As far as we know, there wasn’t any extortion of McConnell, chiefly because there doesn’t need to be any. The majority leader is just as spooked about election day as Trump is, so attacking Biden and Biden’s coattails is a win-win for Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Meanwhile, Trump is attempting to extort several swing states into doing his bidding. In the last day or so, the president has issued threats to three states: Michigan, Nevada and Virginia. Let’s start with the latter. During an event at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said, "We're going after Virginia, with your crazy governor, we're going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment. You know that, right? You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes." He didn’t say specifically how he plans to “go after Virginia,” but I have two guesses. Either he plans to participate in a Second Amendment lawsuit against Virginia’s slate of recently passed gun laws, or he intends to withhold federal aid during a pandemic in order to punish Virginians until they vote to oust the Democrats controlling the legislature and the governor’s mansion in Richmond. Take your pick. I’m leaning in the direction of the second option: withholding aid, chiefly because this seems to be his tactic with states that aren’t sufficiently loyal to Trump.

And then there’s Michigan. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1263170880298942464

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White Twin Gable House by Ryan Leidner Architecture is a remodeled Eichler

https://www.dezeen.com/2020/05/14/twin-gable-house-ryan-leidner-architecture-remodeled-eichler/



Californian firm Ryan Leidner Architecture has used bright white paint and lush greenery to refresh a mid-century modern Eichler home in Silicon Valley that was completed in the 1960s. The Twin Gable House in Sunnyvale, California was constructed in 1962 by the design duo A Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons for post-war real estate developer Joseph Eichler. It is one of over 10,000 modernist subdivisions that Eichler developed following the second world war.






Originally called Plan OJ-1605, the property has been remodelled several times since it was first built. For this renovation, Ryan Leidner Architecture updated the 2,200-square-foot (204.3-square-metre) space with white interiors and an open floor plan for a family of four. "A primary goal of the renovation was to peel back the many layers of remodels that had occurred over the previous decades," the studio said. The low-lying house is now named after its two pitched roofs that are painted a bright white. They contrast the red cedar strips that were added to replace the original grooved plywood siding on the facade, which also features a carport accented by glazed walls. Large sliding glass doors and windows face into a lush garden landscaped by Stephens Design Studio, which includes the existing courtyard and a new swimming pool.





The courtyard is one of a series of existing architectural elements the team preserved during the project, along with the post and beam structure that spans the ceilings. Inside, the studio removed several walls to adjust the flow of the layout and create an open-plan living area. Plaster walls were smoothed and repainted a bright white, along with the wood beams and frames that span the ceiling. Square porcelain tiles cover the flooring throughout the house and continue onto the outdoor spaces.Ryan Leidner Architecture removed dated furnishings such as the shag carpets and old cabinetry for the interior decor. In the kitchen, Carrara marble counters and backsplash are now paired with white oak accents used to detail the cabinetry.





Furnishings include a set of wood Eames lounge chairs in the living room and a bedroom side table designed by Eero Saarinen. Ryan Leidner Architecture is a San Francisco studio, it recently completed the renovation of a 19th-century residence house in the city's Mission district. California studio Klopf Architecture has also remodelled a number of Eichler model homes including a house in Palo Alto with yellow accents and architect Michael Hennessey updated one of the mid-century modern homes in San Francisco.



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National Parks Are Slowly Reopening. Here's The Status Of All Of Them.

Our greatest outdoor treasures are starting to open their gates.

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/national-parks-reopening-covid-19-updates



When COVID-19 took hold of the world, the news of closures came fast. But the idea of a global pandemic shutting down our biggest, often extremely isolated natural spaces seemed unfathomable. It turns out that when the world's health is at risk, even Smoky the Bear has to do his part to flatten the curve. Now, with Memorial Day poised to kick off a summer that will almost certainly be full of scenic drives, some national parks are opening their gates for the first time in months.

To help you track what's open, we're keeping tabs the 60 parks in all 50 states (American Samoa and the Virgin Islands are under stricter travel restrictions, but if you're already there you're probably up to speed). We'll keep you posted on what's open (hint: not many), what services are available (if amenities are marked "limited," chances are it's got toilets but no visitors center), and what you're allowed to do once inside. Which, in most cases, is hike and drive. But we'll take what we can get. Hopefully, this list will change quickly as more and more of these national treasures open up to responsible, respectful, and safe use. The list is current as of May 19, 2020. We'll be updating each and every one of them things progress.


Acadia National Park
Maine
Status: Closed
The crown jewel of East Coast national parks remains closed for the time being. Maybe read the new Stephen King novel instead.

Arches National Park
Utah
Status: Closed
For the moment, the closest you can get to Balanced Rock, Devil's Garden, and the other glorious spires is via Google Earth. Phased re-opening begins May 29.

Badlands National Park
South Dakota
Status: Open
Camping: Yes
Amenities: Limited
The visitors centers, entrance fee stations, and South Unit of the park are currently closed. But other than that, this badass South Dakota icon and its rugged geologic beauty is mostly open for business as usual.

Big Bend National Park
Texas
Status: Closed
This kayaker paradise along the Rio Grande is hoping to begin phased reopening in June, so chances are you'll be able to explore its waters right around the time temps hit 900 degrees in the Lone Star State.

Biscayne National Park
Florida
Status: Open
Camping: No
Amenities: No
There are no tours available at the moment, and most land activities are suspended, but most of Biscayne is underwater anyway.

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all the rest at the link above

America's Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further

The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/patchwork-pandemic-states-reopening-inequalities/611866/



There was supposed to be a peak. But the stark turning point, when the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the U.S. finally crested and began descending sharply, never happened. Instead, America spent much of April on a disquieting plateau, with every day bringing about 30,000 new cases and about 2,000 new deaths. The graphs were more mesa than Matterhorn—flat-topped, not sharp-peaked. Only this month has the slope started gently heading downward. This pattern exists because different states have experienced the coronavirus pandemic in very different ways.

In the most severely pummeled places, like New York and New Jersey, COVID-19 is waning. In Texas and North Carolina, it is still taking off. In Oregon and South Carolina, it is holding steady. These trends average into a national plateau, but each state’s pattern is distinct. Currently, Hawaii’s looks like a child’s drawing of a mountain. Minnesota’s looks like the tip of a hockey stick. Maine’s looks like a (two-humped) camel. The U.S. is dealing with a patchwork pandemic. The patchwork is not static. Next month’s hot spots will not be the same as last month’s. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is already moving from the big coastal cities where it first made its mark into rural heartland areas that had previously gone unscathed. People who only heard about the disease secondhand through the news will start hearing about it firsthand from their family. “Nothing makes me think the suburbs will be spared—it’ll just get there more slowly,” says Ashish Jha, a public-health expert at Harvard.

Meanwhile, most states have begun lifting the social-distancing restrictions that had temporarily slowed the pace of the pandemic, creating more opportunities for the virus to spread. Its potential hosts are still plentiful: Even in the biggest hot spots, most people were not infected and remain susceptible. Further outbreaks are likely, although they might not happen immediately. The virus isn’t lying in a bush, waiting to pounce on those who reemerge from their house. It is, instead, lying within people. Its ability to jump between hosts depends on proximity, density, and mobility, and on people once again meeting, gathering, and moving. And people are: In the first week of May, 25 million more Americans ventured out of their home on any given day than over the prior six weeks.

I spoke with two dozen experts who agreed that in the absence of a vaccine, the patchwork will continue. Cities that thought the worst had passed may be hit anew. States that had lucky escapes may find themselves less lucky. The future is uncertain, but Americans should expect neither a swift return to normalcy nor a unified national experience, with an initial spring wave, a summer lull, and a fall resurgence. “The talk of a second wave as if we’ve exited the first doesn’t capture what’s really happening,” says Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. What’s happening is not one crisis, but many interconnected ones. As we shall see, it will be harder to come to terms with such a crisis. It will be harder to bring it to heel. And it will be harder to grapple with the historical legacies that have shaped today’s patchwork.

I. The Patchwork Experience..........

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A Hong Kong Creamery Is Making 'Tear Gas' Ice Cream to Support Protesters

The gelato is made using roasted black peppercorns to imitate the experience of being sprayed in the face with a chemical weapon.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wvwm/a-hong-kong-creamery-is-making-tear-gas-ice-cream-to-support-protesters



The pro-democracy demonstrations that filled the streets of Hong Kong last year have decreased in both number and intensity, because even the "shared anger" of the protests was temporarily quelled by stay-at-home orders and the spread of coronavirus. Last week, though, demonstrators again filled a luxury shopping mall after 15 high-profile activists were arrested and accused of coordinating three massive protests last fall. Although the city isn't echoing with the sound of defiance right now, the owner of one ice cream shop is doing his part to ensure that Hong Kongers don't forget what they spent months fighting for. The 31-year-old shop owner—who has chosen not to be identified because he fears he could face consequences from the pro-Beijing government—is currently selling scoops of ice cream that taste like tear gas.

"We would like to make a flavor that reminds people that they still have to persist in the protest movement and don't lose their passion," he told the Associated Press. The secret to a dessert that doubles as an irritant is whole black peppercorns that are roasted and then made into a creamy gelato. The owner said that he experimented with wasabi and mustard, but black pepper came the closest to recreating the experience of being sprayed in the face with a chemical weapon. "It tastes like tear gas. It feels difficult to breathe at first, and it’s really pungent and irritating. It makes me want to drink a lot of water immediately,” Anita Wong, who both took part in the protests and was tear gassed by the cops, said. “I think it’s a flashback that reminds me of how painful I felt in the movement, and that I shouldn’t forget.”

That's exactly the takeaway that the shop is trying to sell with each scoop, which costs the equivalent of $5. Before the pandemic and social distancing requirements started to affect his sales, the owner said that he sold between 20 and 30 scoops every day. In an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, the owner said that he added the tear gas gelato to the menu when he started making his limited-edition holiday flavors. (The other ice creams were more traditional: chocolate and rum, gingersnap, and Christmas pudding). At the time, he vowed to continue serving "tear gas" by the scoop for as long as the police kept firing tear gas at protesters.

Although the shop itself is innocuously tucked in a New Territories shopping mall, it has provided support and safety to demonstrators—as well as free ice cream. The walls are covered with pastel Post-It notes that bear handwritten pro-democracy messages, and a giant stuffed Winnie the Pooh is prominently displayed as a shorthand way of mocking Chinese president Xi Jinping. The owner has even previously considered giving away gas masks with his ice cream cones. "I have a license to sell and I can attach free gifts if I want," he said. "I'm not breaking any laws." For now, though, he seems content with reminding pro-democracy activists not to give up, one painful, peppery scoop at a time.

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How Street Culture Shaped Asian-American Identity

To commemorate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, this week’s FRONTPAGE finds our indelible editorial director Jian DeLeon reflecting on the extent to which streetwear and street culture has provided a means of expression and identity for the Asian-American community.

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/asian-americans-in-street-culture/



The term “Asian-American” is a recent construct. It’s a preferable alternative to “Oriental,” first used in 1968 by the Asian American Political Alliance, a short-lived organization that participated in the Third World Liberation Front’s student strikes of 1968 in California. Before Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition, this multiracial group protested a Eurocentric curriculum and a lack of diversity on campus, leading to the establishment of ethnic studies programs at San Francisco State University and Berkeley, and an increase in faculty members of color. Over 50 years later, Asian-Americans are still trying to find ourselves in the diaspora. Much of what it actually means to be “Asian-American” is still up in the air. For me, it boils down to moments that feel like Spider-Man pointing at himself when you see someone who looks like you killing it in a world you had no idea you were even allowed in. It’s how I felt when I first saw a jegging-clad Rufio leading the Lost Boys in Hook, Willy Santos as a playable character in Grind Session, and Chad Hugo next to Pharrell on the cover of The Neptunes Present… Clones.

Jeff Ng — better known as Jeff Staple — had one of those moments when he first met John C. Jay, a former Wieden+Kennedy ad exec who oversaw some of Nike’s best campaigns (like the “City Attack” spots) that continue to influence how the Swoosh thinks about cultural marketing. Jay is currently the president of global creative at Uniqlo. Staple recalls being at the Wieden+Kennedy headquarters in Portland, watching a breakdance exhibition by the Rocksteady Crew, when an older Asian guy sat next to him and the two began talking. When they sussed out their respective identities, they reacted with an incredulous: “But you’re Chinese!” “It’s so telling because there would not be the assumption that each of us would’ve been Asian,” says Staple. “The assumption is that if they’re in that position… they have to be white.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpvSRGfBy1t




There’s a high density of Asian faces in the area where sneakers, streetwear, and cult fashion brands meet in the middle. It’s not hard to see that on the consumer side, as any shoppable city in the US is host to a number of well-heeled Asian tourists and Asian-Americans in neck-breaking jawns. You could chalk it up to our spending power (estimated to reach $1.3 trillion by 2023, according to the Nielsen Company), or a median age of 35.4, (still young enough to adroitly pull off anything from ACRONYM to Supreme to Human Made). But more importantly, Asian-Americans have an inherently social purchase path — a Nielsen study points out 29% of Asian-Americans “prefer to buy things my friends and neighbors would approve of” (the average US consumer answered 15%), and 32% share their opinions by posting reviews and ratings online (sup, Yelp gang and Disqus). So categorically, it’s a demographic of flexers and early adopters of everything from buzzy restaurants, first-gen smartphones, and yes — hyped brands.

It could be enough to explain how Neek Lurk went from lurking on forums like NikeTalk to running Stüssy’s social media and becoming a millionaire off his self-aware streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club. According to Kyle Ng, founder of Brain Dead, ASSC is probably the most Asian-American streetwear brand around — but not just in the way Neek includes South Korea and Filipino flags on his gear, or flips stereotypes like import car culture and the kawaii Bratz-meets-Homies characters that were commonplace on fledgling internet communities like AsianAvenue. “He speaks to the Asian condition,” he says. “You’re anti-social social! It’s those kids on message boards wearing Supreme, but they’re also very quiet and shy. How many nerdy Asian kids have you seen that rock the craziest fits?”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-N0sfunEg




Like the fashion industry, street culture has welcomed Asian-American creatives and entrepreneurs for a while. There’s been a decent amount of representation ranging from skateboarding (Shogo Kubo, Christian Hosoi, and Daewon Song), streetwear (Mighty Healthy’s Ray Mate, Stüssy/Maiden Noir designer Nin Truong, Cactus Plant Flea Market’s Cynthia Lu), retail (Commonwealth’s Omar Quiambao, Extra Butter’s Bernie Gross, and Eric Peng Cheng, the OG behind pickyourshoes.com, BAIT, and Undefeated), and sneakers (Nike exec David Creech, basketball design director Leo Chang, Jordan Brand energy guru Gemo Wong, ASICS brand manager Marc Marquez, and Reebok’s collaboration king Leo Gamboa). The best part is there’s always room for more.

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