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.


A&M Billboard Near Austin Gets a UT Makeover

The rivalry continues off the field: A “This is SEC Country” billboard in North Austin was defaced with University of Texas colors over the weekend.

A&M and Texas State Make History While Losing

The universities both lost big games, but they celebrated new football eras. 

A Fan’s Notes: Remembering Brent Grulke

The SXSW creative director died last month at the age of 51. “GrulkeFest,” a concert honoring his memory, takes place in Austin Saturday. 

Watch Five Aggies Sing Taylor Swift

In true road trip fashion, several friends lip-sync and hand-dance to a pop song. The twist? It’s five fellas from A&M singing a Taylor Swift song.

Glenn Beck Versus American Airlines

The conservative talk show host, who says he was mistreated by a liberal AA flight attendant, has devoted segments to the airline for the past two days. 

Harlingen Named Least Expensive City in America

Wichita Falls, McAllen, and San Marcos also made the top ten of a report from the Council for Community and Economic Research. 

How Did Julián Castro Do?

What people are saying about the San Antonio mayor’s keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Old Navy Gives the Houston Texans Its First Championship

Old Navy confused the Houston Texans with the American Football League-era Houston Oilers, proclaiming the team to be the “1961 AFC Champions.”

Fried Jambalaya and Bacon Cinnamon Rolls Top State Fair of Texas Awards

Bacon and five-time Big Tex Choice Award winner Abel Gonzalez Jr. are winning ingredients.

Sherman Hemsley Still Unburied in El Paso

The body of The Jeffersons star is caught up in an estate dispute between a longtime friend in Texas and a man who claims to be his brother in Philadelphia.

Lance Assistant Tells All in ‘Outside’

Armstrong’s former assistant Mike Anderson recounts his two years with the cyclist, whom he characterizes as a man frequently motivated by “a combination of self-interest and spite.”

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.