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.


Texas Has More Snow Than Chicago

From Abilene to El Paso to Amarillo, see photos of the snow that lightly coated North and West Texas. 

The Heisman May Be Coming Back to Texas

The prediction polls are saying that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.

Fightin’ Words: Senator Kel Seliger vs. Michael Quinn Sullivan

Facing a primary challenge from the right, the hockey-playing senator from Amarillo decides to drop the gloves. 

Today in Perry: Campaign Phone Calls, College Football Fans, and Internal Optimism

Yep, he’s still running for President. Here’s the latest news from the campaign trail.

Lingering Redistricting Objections From Black Caucus

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus is not happy with proposed interim House map, but some argue that African Americans are fairly represented.

VIDEO: Rick Perry’s App-y Campaign

No matter when or how Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign ends, we always have the mobile phone apps.

The University of Texas Registers .XXX Domain Names

On Tuesday dot-XXX domain names went on sale, prompting major universities, sports teams, and politicians to purchase URLs to protect their public image.

Rick Perry Latest Ad Attacks Gays in the Military

The governor’s latest campaign ad, “Strong,” gets denounced across the Internet for stirring up the culture wars.

Rick Perry Takes His Lumps (of Coal) Over Pro-Christmas Ad

The governor is drawing fire for also using politically correct holiday language. 

OSHA Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Whole Foods

The federal agency claims that Whole Foods’ Miami store fired an employee for complaining about a ruptured sewer line.

Two Texans Get Overdue Props From Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Gilmer native Freddie King and England-to-Austin transplant Ian McLagan’s old bands get the nod from Cleveland.

Ron Paul Number One in a Poll

A Pew Research study shows Paul is by far the most well-liked presidential candidate on Twitter.

Is Perry’s “Anti-Gay Ad” Having Its Intended Impact?

People are definitely talking about the controversial “Strong” ad, which has Perry’s own team divided, but will its message get him votes in Iowa?

Did Slim Thug Curse the Cougars?

Houston rappers Slim Thug, Bun B, and Paul Wall released a tribute to the Cougars before last week’s game. Let’s just say the song has fared better than the football team.  

Win the Weekend: What Texas is Talking About

Whether you’re talking to teens about politics or on a date with a baseball fanatic, we’ll give you something to talk about.