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.

Stories

The Eyes of East Texas Are Upon Him

UT fans meet Charlie Strong.

The Stars Are Bright

The Dallas hockey team is winning games—and thereby fans—again.

At the Family Table With the Homesick Texan

Lisa Fain, who just published her second cookbook, “The Homesick Texan’s Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours,” on her deep Texas roots, how easy it is to make delicious beans and homemade flour tortillas, and chile pepper injuries.

Alright Alright Alright: A Dark-Horse For Statewide Office

He can’t be in the run-off, but Matthew McConaughey is launching a write-in candidacy for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

The Return of Mike Judge

The Office Space director, often considered “ahead of his time,” couldn’t have timed the premiere of his new show, Silicon Valley, any better.

18 (More) Things to Know About Rob Thomas and Veronica Mars

A guide for first-timers and Marshmallows alike before the film’s release on March 14.

The Best Coach in Texas Works for SMU

Larry Brown on March Madness, Allen Iverson, and being an eyewear trendsetter.

Mission to Mars

Rob Thomas was just looking for a way to breathe life into his beloved-but-canceled TV show Veronica Mars. He might have ended up changing the movie business.

My First Willie

Somehow I lived in Texas more than twenty years without seeing Willie Nelson. This had to end.

14 Predictions about 2014

What’s Ahead for Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, George Strait, Jerry Jones and other Texans.

Why You Should Quit Making Fun of Baylor

Because the Bears are still the best college football team in Texas.

VIDEO: How to Load and Fire the Taco Cannon

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s most unique “headliner” returns, firing bean, cheese and tortilla ammunitionand possibly some Twinkiesacross Austin’s Auditorium Shores. 

A&M Hopes to Play UT Again . . . But Only in a Bowl Game

Would new Longhorns AD Steve Patterson be willing to revive the rivalry? College Station says it’s in no hurry. 

Mexican Coke to Go the Way of Dublin Dr Pepper

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.

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