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.
The eight finalists for this year's State Fair of Texas Big Tex Choice Award include fried bacon cinnamon rolls, deep-fried jambalaya, and fried "pork wings."
At last weeks UT system Board of Regents meeting, University of Texas at El Paso president Diana Natalicio told UT-Austin president Bill Powers that the Miners plan to soften up OU on Saturday.
A new Papa John's commercial reveals that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is every bit as good at rapping as he is at being an NFL general manager.
The casting sheet for Lifetime's Anna Nicole Smith biopic is out, and LiLo seems to be a heavy favorite.
Whataburger sticks it to the man, filing a lawsuit against debt collector NCO for repeatedly calling the company's corporate headquarters in search of one employee.
Texas advertising veteran Jim Ferguson is among the team of present-day "Mad Men" working for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
The just-about-former Republican presidential candidate told the New York Times he was only invited to speak at the Republican National Convention if he gave the party's nominee his full endorsement.
Picking up a Houston Chronicle story, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram printed the name of Chron reporter Yang Wang as "Yank Wang." She took it in good stride.
Eljiah Earnheart's battle with a Mesquite Pee Wee football association makes national headlines.
The season premiere of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods came to Central Texas, with Andrew Zimmern hitting Kreuz, Lambert's, Black's, Pig Vicious, Contigo and more.
During an exit interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and "RINOs"—Republicans in Name Only.
Mary Gonzalez of El Paso has been called the first lesbian member of the Texas legislature, but she tells the Dallas Voice that she prefers “pansexual.”
The San Antonio-native's star performance for the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympics volleyball team was accompanied by two weeks of cheap Twitter jokes.
How much can go wrong trying to field a single bunt? Earlier this week against the Nationals, your 36-77 "Lastros" put on quite the (gong) show.