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.
At the Veggie State Fair of Texas, the chili for "Fried Frito Pie" may not have any meat, but still doesn't use beans.
Already running gunboats on the Rio Grande, the Texas Department of Public Safety has now purchased a manned spy plane to police the border.
On the same day Armstrong stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, Nike ended its relationship with the cyclist.
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.
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.
Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine.
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.
Why members of the Huntsville city council sicced the Texas Rangers on a group of lightly-followed Twitter parody accounts.
UPDATE: Friday 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."
All I want for Christmas is . . . a jet pack? Yes, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is here.
And as a "double repeat violator" going back two decades, the Tigers may be considered the most lawless college sports program since SMU.
The Texas border city sneaks onto a list of consumer markets that buy the most "sweats and sweat items" each year.
San Antonio joins Chicago as the first two cities to get health-conscious soda vending machines.
UT may still have the better team, but Texas A&M is doing better than expected in the SEC.
McAllen and Brownsville occupy the no. 1 and 2 slots on a new list based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey.