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Phoenix Jones conducts fitness-based Seattle superhero purge

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones (previously) has purged the membership of Rain City Superheroes, dissolving and reforming the superhero group with new, stringent membership requirements, including the ability to do five pull-ups and 25 sit-ups in two minutes. Read the rest

Superheroes Must Be Able to Do Five Pull-Ups, Group's Leader Says

You may have heard that "the Rain City Superhero Movement is over," as its leader Phoenix Jones announced the other day in Seattle (KING5 News; thanks, Mark). But the news is not quite that dire. Turns out that RCSM will...         Show More Summary

Phoenix Jones Has Disbanded His Crime League, As Rex Velvet Rejoices

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : FilmDrunk

TheRainCitySuperheroMovementisnomore,asthepeopleofSeattlemustnowprepareforadark,sinistereraofcrime.Theleaderofthemovement,PhoenixJones(AKAMMAfighterBenFodor)announcedinaFacebookpost lastThursdaythataskingrandomcitizenstojoinhim inhisbizarre-but-totally-legalcampaignagainststreetcrimewasaprettybadidea.

Dex Media's (DXM) CEO Peter McDonald on Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Dex Media Inc. (DXM) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call May 6, 2014 10:00 AM ET Executives Peter McDonald – President and CEO Dee Jones – CFO Analysts Mark Hetrick – Wells Fargo Advisors Bob Konefal – Phoenix Investment Seth Crystall –...Show More Summary

How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

An attempt to reduce sex work in Phoenix, Arizona has led to trans women experiencing more police profiling. Last week, Monica Jones was convicted for what she calls, "walking while trans." The post How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on America's Prostitution Precrime Laws

3 months agoNews : Reason

Last year, student and activist Monica Jones was arrested on charges of "manifesting an intent to commit or solicit prostitution." It's a misdemeanor crime in Phoenix, with a minimum penalty of 15 days in jail. What does "manifesting...Show More Summary

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Manifesting Prostitution"

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Last Friday, Monica Jones was found guilty of prostitution-related charges despite efforts from her and the ACLU after being arrested in May of 2013 in a police sting operation in Phoenix, Arizona. The black transgender student and well-known...Show More Summary

#StandWithMonica to end Profiling and Criminalization of Transgender Women of Color

By Kayley Whalen, Task Force Executive Office Board Liason Monica Jones, an outspoken critic of the unjust profiling and criminalization of transgender women of color is facing trial today, April 11, in Phoenix, Arizona. As a longtime advocate with the Sex Workers Outreach Project(SWOP) Phoenix, Monica has helped raise awareness of the harms of the […]

Arrested for Walking While Trans: An Interview with Monica Jones

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can be arrested for repeatedly stopping and engaging a passerby in conversation. This may, under Phoenix law, be evidence that you are "manifesting" an intent to engage in prostitution. Of course, this could also be evidence that you are lost or canvassing for a political group or simply talking about the weather. Show More Summary

Perry Jones III finding his place in the NBA

After taking criticism leading into his draft and then falling to the bottom of the first round, former lottery-bound pick Perry Jones III is developing into a useful player thanks to the Thunder's framework. PHOENIX — Perry Jones III...Show More Summary

Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls

Illustration by Molly Crabapple In May 2013, Monica Jones, a student and sex-work activist, was arrested for “manifesting prostitution” by the Phoenix police. Hers was one of over 350 arrests carried out by Project ROSE in conjunction...Show More Summary

Where Will Houston Rockets' Young Core Fit in the Western Conference?

The Houston Rockets have an intriguing, potentially scary young core in James Harden, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones. But where does it fit among those of their rivals? The Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors,...Show More Summary

Chatterbox: The Internet Is Talking About Pussy Riot and Nic Cage

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Phoenix Stumbles Into, Rises from the Flames: My favorite blog post of the day is Seattlish's account of what happened when Seattle-area costumed jackass Phoenix Jones tried to put out a bonfire. As any toddler can tell you, this isShow More Summary

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 2/4 - 2/9

6 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Tuesday, February 4 Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix Suns (NBAtv 9PM) Local Broadcast Wednesday, February 5 Portland Trail Blazers @ New York Knicks (ESPN 8PM) Mark Jones, Doug Collins Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN 10:30PM) Mike Breen,...Show More Summary

Jones and Watson Share Lead in Phoenix

6 months agoSports / Golf : On Par

Australian journeyman Matt Jones, bidding for his first PGA Tour title, made the most of his local knowledge to charge into a two-way tie for the lead in Friday's second round of the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014: Bubba Watson, Matt Jones tied for the lead

Bubba Watson hit a couple speed bumps coming in, but his second round was still good enough to put him in a tie for the lead after 36 holes at the Phoenix Open. Apparently it was all in the putter for Bubba Watson. The left-hander carded...Show More Summary

Jones and Watson Share Early Lead in Phoenix

6 months agoSports / Golf : On Par

Australian journeyman Matt Jones, bidding for his first PGA Tour title, made the most of his local knowledge to charge into an early tie for the lead in Friday's second round of the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.

‘Her’ Trailer: Spike Jones Wonders What Makes Lovers Click

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The new film from Spike Jonze is Her, which delves into the strangeness of modern relationships through an unusual device: Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with a piece of software, appealingly voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Set in a slightly sci-fi near-future Los Angeles, the story features Phoenix interacting with Johansson in […]

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 150

In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 1.616 seconds ahead of Ross Chastain to take his first career win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International Raceway. Jones took the lead for the final time on lap 142 and drove away from the rest of the field en route to victory lane. Show More Summary

Erik Jones, 17, Wins NCWTS Race At Phoenix, Is Young

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

After a hard fought battle with Ross "The Watermelon" Chastain, Erik Jones capped off an impressive debut season with KBM by winning his first NASCAR sanctioned race last night in Phoenix. Why is this so notable? Erik Jones was born on four days after Buddy Lazier's lone Indianapolis 500 victory. Yes, he was born in 1996. Read more...

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