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.


Assault With a Stripper Pole

A Killeen woman with a history of domestic violence charges allegedly tried to hit her boyfriend with a “pink steel stripper pole.”

More Details on Paul Qui’s Austin Restaurant

The Top Chef winner tells Eater about his “flagship” restaurant, as well as plans for two new East Side Kings, including one near the University of Texas.

The Rattler, 1992-2012

The Six Flags Fiesta Texas thrill ride, which at one time was the tallest, steepest, fastest wooden rollercoaster in the country, shut down operations Sunday. 

Ted Cruz Talks Martians, the Absence of Hispanic Panhandlers

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate had some interesting things to say during his first appearance on the Sunday talk shows as a national political figure.

Is Houston the Coolest City in America?

Yes, according to Forbes’ list of “America’s Coolest Cities to Live.”

The Women’s Health Discussion Continues

TEXAS MONTHLY invited state senator Dan Patrick and state representative Donna Howard to tweet chat with executive editor Mimi Swartz about our August cover story on women’s health. 

Ricky Williams' Latest Weirdness

How closely is the former UT running back’s foundation linked to a cult-like New Age group called Access Consciousness?

Matthew McConaughey on ‘The Daily Show’

Another month, another acclaimed Matthew McConaughey movie. The Austin actor talks about his new movie Killer Joe, his role in Dazed and Confused, and Richard Linklater with Jon Stewart. 

The Meeting of Two Mascots

Just before Texas A&M officially joined the SEC, Reveille VIII and Bevo XIV bonded with each other (and their handlers) at a Williamson County ranch. 

Are People Voting Early in the Runoff?

Turnout is better than expected, with participation in most of the state’s largest counties outpacing both projections and the two-week early period from May’s election. 

Did Breast Cancer Make an El Paso Judge Break Bad?

A friend says breast cancer is the reason former El Paso County Judge Dolores Briones helped embezzle money from a program for mentally ill children.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Dublin Dr Pepper and Dublin Bottling Works

Like what the key ingredient is in their sodas, why it’s difficult to cook with most soft drinks, and how you can still drink Dublin Dr Pepper.

RIP, Sally Ride

What people are saying about NASA’s first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.

Nolan Ryan Pitches for Dewhurst

On the eve of early voting, the iconic Texas Rangers endorsed the Lite Guv in the U.S. Senate primary. 

Texas A&M's Bisbee, R.I.P.

The feral cat and unofficial campus mascot was found dead on Thursday, but he’s still got eight more lives on Twitter. An interview with @AggieBisbee.