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.
Because the Bears are still the best college football team in Texas.
Fun Fun Fun Fest's most unique "headliner" returns, firing bean, cheese and tortilla ammunition—and possibly some Twinkies—across Austin's Auditorium Shores.
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Because of a new tax in Mexico, cane sugar-sweetened Coca Cola could become more scarce. But "Mexican Coke" will still be bottled for the U.S. market.
What's so special about the Northeast Texas town's facility? It's a room with a view.
Rookie pitching phenom Michael Wacha, the pride of Texas A&M and Texarkana, brings his milkshake to Fenway Park for Game 2 of the World Series.
The legendary Houston Oilers coach "spent every waking moment as the personification of all things Texan."
Routine maintenance work at On the Border was intended to make sure the kitchen's fire prevention system worked. Two alarms and eight department units later...
Only in Austin would a local kid's choir share the bill with Lionel Richie, Muse, The Cure, and Wilco.
What's better for a band: gigs at big, sponsored festivals or the old, thirty-shows-in-thirty-days touring model? Divine Fits, the supergroup fronted by Spoon's Britt Daniel, debates.
With DeLoss Dodds reportedly announcing his retirement Tuesday afternoon, it's time to speculate about the Longhorns job that's actually more important than head football coach.
With both USC and UT on the decline eight years after their BCS championship game, the firing of Trojans coach Lane Kiffin inspired lots of talk about Mack Brown and the Longhorns. And it also got tongues wagging in College Station.
The Longhorns need to beat the Wildcats for the first time in five meetings, but the game's been overshadowed by more questions about Mack Brown's future.
More minutiae from the University of Texas at Austin's infamously comical police blotter, including memories from longtime author Darrell Halstead and the story of a student who "made" Campus Watch.