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.


Goodbye To Y’all That

Is the Texas twang disappearing? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin's Texas English Project pretty much say: "Yup." 

You Can’t Go Home Again?

The rise and rise and fall and fall of former UTEP, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie. 

New York Can Keep Martellus Bennett

The irrrepressible but often disappointing Katy native, Aggie, and former Dallas Cowboy, feels more at home as a New Yorker and a member of the New York Giants.

‘Playboy’ Honors SMU, UT, and TCU

Playboy's annual list of "Top 10 Party Schools" is out, with SMU scoring number one for "Best Nightlife." Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.

Opposite Gender Paddling Now Officially Permitted by Springtown ISD

The small town northwest of Fort Worth revisited its corporal punishment policy after the parents of two female high school students complained about the force used by a male assistant principal. 

Rick Perry Is Still Newsworthy

From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.

How ’Bout Them Cowboys?!

The ones at Cowboys.com, that is. A URL the Dallas Cowboys failed to buy is now a "an online dating community for men who enjoy the same country living lifestyle."

Dr Pepper “Progress of Man” Parody Becomes Silly Facebook Controversy

There's another Dr Pepper boycott in the works, and this one has nothing to do with real cane sugar. 

Another Food Critic Loses Anonymity

Encouraged to be "more visible" by the Houston Chronicle, Alison Cook spoke at the Metropolitan Food Show this past Sunday. Eater Houston had a picture of her up by Tuesday. 

The Most Baffling Story About the UT Bomb Threat

"Bomb Hoax Hits UT, North Dakota State; Both Oil-Rich Schools," reported Austin's CBS affiliate KEYE before concluding, "There is no official link between the two bomb threats and the campuses' relationships with oil."

Accused Aurora Shooter Could Have Been An Aggie

In response to an open records request by the Denver Post, Texas A&M releases James Holmes' graduate school application to its Institute of Neuroscience. 

Breaking Sad: East Texas Chemistry Teacher Busted for Selling Meth

Linden junior high school chemistry teacher William Duncan is arrested for dealing meth, inspiring inevitable Breaking Bad comparisons. 

That Time Ann Romney and Anita Perry Walked In On Dubya’s Massage

Mitt and Ann Romney told the story during their appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael, which airs on Tuesday. 

Leatherface Returns. In Three Dimensions.

Watch the trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest sequel to and "reboot" of the horror classic. 

Call Lance Armstrong Maybe?

Did Lance Armstrong accidentally give his phone number to his 3.7 million-plus Twitter followers? No. Which only makes his mystery-tweet more puzzling.