Jason Cohen

Senior editor Jason Cohen has written for Texas Monthly since 1995 (and texasmonthly.com since its very first iteration). His 1997 story “The Ice Bats Cometh,” about minor league hockey in Texas, was the basis of his book Zamboni Rodeo (Greystone Press, 2001). He also penned the magazine’s first-ever Matthew McConaughey story, in August 1996. The co-author of Generation Ecch! (Fireside Books, 1994) and co-editor of SXSW Scrapbook (Essex/University of Texas Press, 2011), he has also written for such publications as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Details, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman, Portland Monthly, and Cincinnati magazine. His 1995 Rolling Stone cover story on the band Hole prompted Courtney Love to yell at him from the stage at Lollapalooza in Austin, while his 2007 profile of the Portland strip club Mary’s won a Sex-Positive Journalism Award. As one of the two primary writers for the TM Daily Post, Cohen wrote approximately 500 stories for Texas Monthly in 2012. He has been a blogger since 2002 and been known to maintain as many as five Twitter accounts.



iZombie rises from the dead.

Former Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster, Sundance and SXSW Film Festival Star

An interview with Bill and Turner Ross, whose Sundance award-winning documentary about border life, Western, screens at SXSW Film. 

HBO’s "The Jinx" Will Unveil Exclusive Video of Robert Durst’s Galveston Trial

The six-part documentary by director Andrew Jarecki (“Capturing the Friedmans”) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday. 

Number Nine’s Revolution

Mike Modano on being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame—and embracing golf.


Seven reasons why the TCU-Baylor rivalry is the state’s best. 

Video: Stuart Murdoch Sings With Kid's Choir at ACL

The Belle and Sebastian frontman joined festival stalwarts the Barton Hills Elementary School Choir for four of his own songs

Concert Music Is Not Dead

Terry Lickona, an “Austin City Limits” producer for all but three of the show’s forty seasons, talks about growing the concert music show, and outlasting MTV.

Austin City Limits, Now 40, Feels Younger Than Ever

A lot has changed since the KLRU show first started.

Song Premiere: "Sweet Loreen," From Hal Ketchum's First Album in Six Years

Now living in Fisher, the Grand Ole Opry member goes back to his Texas music roots.

The State’s Next Heisman Winner?

A conversation with quarterback Bryce Petty of the defending Big 12 champion Baylor Bears.

Hindsight is +20: Looking Ahead (and Back) at College Football's Early Gambling Lines (UPDATE)

Last year, Baylor was an eight-point underdog against the University of Texas prior to the season. Which lines will completely change this year?

Charlie Strong Knows What You’re Thinking

And the Longhorns head football coach is ready to get out there and play ball.

12 Ways to #VoteKeuchel

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is one of five American League players vying for the last spot in the All-Star Game. And for six hours on Thursday, all tweets count as votes.

Nacogdoches Is Proud of Clint Dempsey

Watching the U.S. Men’s National Team’s final match of the 2014 World Cup—which they lost to Belgium 2-1—in Dempsey’s hometown.

How To Survive As An Austin Rock Club For Four Decades

The “Live Music Capital of the World” is also a live music venue cemetery. The University of Texas-area bar Hole in the Wall is an exception.