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.


‘El Paso Times’ to ISD Trustees: Resign

After former El Paso ISD superintendent Lorenzo Garcia pled guilt to conspiracy charges, the newspaper called for five of the seven current school board members to step down. 

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Republican Platform?

The Republican Party of Texas’s 2012 platform got a lot of attention for its support of a guest worker program. But what else is in there? Test your knowledge. 

‘Game of Thrones’ Producers Apologize For Putting Dubya’s Head on Stake

HBO went into damage control mode after the website io9 called attention to the “cameo.” 

New Investigation Ends Armstrong’s Triathlon Season

The United States Anti-Doping Agency alleges a conspiracy by Armstrong and his former cycling teammates, dating back to 1998. 

What Do the Critics Think of ‘Dallas’?

TNT’s 2012 gloss on the Ewing family premieres tonight, and the advance word has been (mostly) good. Here’s what ten critics have to say about the reboot of Dallas.  

Louie Gohmert Strikes Again

The Tyler congressman isn’t buying Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s story that his recent car accident was due to seizures. 

Are These Three Neighborhoods Really the Fastest-Gentrifying in Texas?

The Fordham Institute singles out zip codes in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, but his criteria is limited and imprecise. 

That's Right, Gail Collins Is Not From Texas

The New York Times columnist talks to Salon about her new book As Texas Goes… and gets reviewed by her own paper.

Texas Republicans Cross a Border

In a huge departure from its past stances on immigration, the Republican Party of Texas came out in favor of a heavily regulated guest worker program in its 2012 platform. 

Are the Spurs Done?

Don’t people ask that every year? While some sportswriters say this was the “last best chance” of Duncan era, others still think there’s a shot at that fifth championship. 

Should Neiman’s Take Back $1.4 Million in Cheating Husband’s Gifts?

Bedridden for nearly three years after a car wreck, Patricia Walker alleges her husband had an affair with her personal shopper, who earned a commission on every gift Mr. Walker bought his wife.

Erykah Badu Tells the Flaming Lips What They Can Kiss

The Dallas singer starts a tweet war with the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne over a graphic music video that she and her sister Naryok starred in. 

Dirk Nowitzki Shakes It With the Avett Brothers

The Mavericks star hopped onstage with the alt-country band during their concert in Grand Prairie, tambourine in hand and a big smile on his face. 

Taco Bell Has Sold 100 Million Doritos Locos Tacos

That’s good news for Doritos’ parent company, Plano’s Frito-Lay, especially since Taco Bell has plans to use Cool Ranch and Hot and Spicy taco shells. 

Remember the World Heritage Site!

San Antonio’s five missions, including the Alamo, could become the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.