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

Allen, TX, Asks Lance Armstrong to Race in a “Rudolph Run!”

The city has since apologized for its letter inviting the disgraced athlete to compete in the 5K race, which made light of Armstrong's doping by comparing it to Rudolph's nose. 

VIDEO: Gary Clark Jr. Storms ‘The Tonight Show’

The genre-hopping Austin blues guitarist promoted his long-anticipated debut album, Blak and Blu, which hit the stores this week.

America’s Flamin’ Cheetos Crisis: Five Things You Need to Know

The Frito-Lay snack has been targeted for banning by some school districts, even in home-packed lunches. Also, it's not just your fingers that the stuff turns red.

Mack Brown Doesn’t Like the Longhorn Network Either

"I didn't ask for it," the UT football coach said before adding that the ESPN channel gives opposing coaches too much information on his football program.

Leakey Church Posts Controversial Sign About President Obama

"Vote for the Mormon, Not the Muslim! The capitalist, not the communist!" reads the sign at Leakey's Church in the Valley. 

You Can Also Deep-Fry Vegan Food

At the Veggie State Fair of Texas, the chili for "Fried Frito Pie" may not have any meat, but still doesn't use beans.

The Free Texican Air Force

Already running gunboats on the Rio Grande, the Texas Department of Public Safety has now purchased a manned spy plane to police the border.

Lance Armstrong’s Image Blows Another Tire

On the same day Armstrong stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, Nike ended its relationship with the cyclist.

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.

Beyoncé to Perform at Super Bowl XLVII

The superstar is playing the halftime show at the Super Bowl this season, and Reliant Stadium is one of two contenders to put on the game again in 2017. All that's missing now? The Texans.

Jeb Bush Says Texas Could Turn “Blue” In Just Four Years

Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine. 

Mack Brown: I’m Not Going Anywhere

Saturday's loss to Oklahoma had nearly every columnist in Texas speculating about the Longhorns football coach's future, but he dismissed such talk this afternoon. 

First, They Come For Your Tweets

Why members of the Huntsville city council sicced the Texas Rangers on a group of lightly-followed Twitter parody accounts.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Stop Writing About “FNL” and Romney

UPDATEFriday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger and FNL TV producer Peter Berg have both joined the fray over Mitt Romney and "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts...Can't Lose."

What the Obscenely Rich Might Get for Christmas This Year

All I want for Christmas is . . . a jet pack? Yes, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is here.

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