By: Gavin Blair
A smiling, smartly attired 30-year-old woman sits at an expansive table in a meeting room decorated with simple elegance on the fourth floor of a modern office building in central Tokyo.
Only the sunflower broach – an anti-nuclear symbol – on the woman’s suit, and perhaps that the large calligraphy scroll on the wall behind her that isn’t hung perfectly straight, betray the fact that this isn’t a scene from corporate Japan. Yoshiko Kira doesn’t look like she intends to dismantle capitalism, but this is the headquarters of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and she is one of its rising stars, and that’s her plan. Continue reading
The former Lakers star has made a business out of his reputation for being a good guy — most notably as the new face of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group. But he’s also got a history of endorsing dodgy products for the working poor.
Juicing has been commonplace in sports culture for more than 25 years, but not every performance enhancer is created equal.
By: Erik Malinowski
Now that Major League Baseball has finally come down with its expected suspensions in the ongoing Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal, let’s take a look at some of the more popular PEDs. What do they do, and how potentially harmful are they? Continue reading