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

There Are Still Things Left to Deep Fry

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." 

UTEP Prez Says Miners Can Take Oklahoma

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. 

Jerry Jones Will Rap For Pizza

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.  

Is Lindsay Lohan Destined to Play Anna Nicole Smith?

The casting sheet for Lifetime's Anna Nicole Smith biopic is out, and LiLo seems to be a heavy favorite. 

Call It a Comeback

Five reasons why Roger Clemens should pitch for the Houston Astros this year. 

What an Employer!

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. 

Mitt Romney’s “Don Draper” Lives in Texas

Texas advertising veteran Jim Ferguson is among the team of present-day "Mad Men" working for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. 

Ron Paul Still Won’t Endorse Romney

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. 

Paper Makes Unfortunate Byline Typo

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. 

A 297-Pound Twelve-Year-Old Called Too Big to Play Football

Eljiah Earnheart's battle with a Mesquite Pee Wee football association makes national headlines.

“Bizarre Foods” in Austin and Lockhart

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. 

Hutchison: “Governors Don't Make the Best Presidents”

During an exit interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and "RINOs"—Republicans in Name Only. 

The Lege Gets a “Pansexual” Representative

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.”

You Can Stop Tweeting About Destinee Hooker’s Name Now

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.

The Astros’ Season, Summed Up in 21 Seconds

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.

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