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.


Our Bum Steer of the Year

We picked. You reacted. Tweets and articles about our Bum Steer of the Year, Governor—and, last time we checked, Republican presidential candidate—Rick Perry. 

Dwaine Caraway Wants to Investigate UIL Referees

The Dallas councilman and former interim mayor tries to make a municipal case out of controversial call in the Skyline-Southlake Carroll football game. 

Win the Weekend: What Texas is Talking About

Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.

Today in Perry: Retirement, Primary Dates, and Signature Coffee

The road goes on forever and the campaign never ends … even if you’re technically “retired.” 

VIDEO: Iowa Frontrunner Ron Paul on the “Tonight Show”

The Republican presidential candidate—now leading in Iowa, according to one pollgets fifteen minutes on the late-night talk show. 

Cowboys Stadium “Runaway Cart” Victim Speaks

Meet Lubbock’s Chris Due, the “first pin” to be struck by the wild cart.

Former Legislator Investigates Rumors About Perry's Sexuality

Glen Maxey’s new e-book, Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry, is a collection of “he said, he said” accounts. 

What the Media Really Thinks About Craig James' Senate Candidacy

The former SMU star and longtime ESPN analyst officially announced his intent to run on Monday, but the media’s been discussing it for a week.

New UT College Republicans President Continues Offensive Tweeting Tradition

Cassandra Wright is the second University of Texas College Republicans President in just over a month to get into hot water for a tweet about President Obama.

Willie Wants to "Occupy the Food System"

Willie Nelson pens a column for the Huffington Post, stumping for the family farm. 

Who Wants To Be a Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate?

Or rather, who wants to lose to the eventual Republican nominee? Former state legislator Paul Sadler fills the hole left by retired general Ricardo Sanchez.

Rick Perry’s Favorite Band Is Who?

In an interview with Politico, the governor eschews both country music and Texas performers like Willie, ZZ Top, and Ted Nugent, and admits that his favorite band is … The Who?

UT College Republicans President's Twitter Scandal Continues

Cassie Wright stays under the radar, but the media continues chattering about the offensive tweet. 

“Garden and Gun” Builds a Profile Around Architects Lake/Flato

Writer Guy Martin talks to Ted Flato, one half of the visionary architect duo from San Antonio, about the merciless sun, the Texas breeze, and Tommy Lee Jones. 

VIDEO: Proof That Perry’s Back Has Healed?

Anita Perry’s “American Story” ad for her husbands presidential campaign includes a cameo by the governor that has been described as “catlike.”