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

Holy Crap

Inside Buc-ee’s obsessive quest for the perfect rest-stop bathroom.

Anybody (Nick Saban) Want to (Nick Saban) Talk About (Nick Saban) UT (Nick Saban) and Kansas State (Nick Saban)?

The Longhorns need to beat the Wildcats for the first time in five meetings, but the game's been overshadowed by more questions about Mack Brown's future.

Book 'Em Horns: Between the Lines of UT's "Campus Watch"

More minutiae from the University of Texas at Austin's infamously comical police blotter, including memories from longtime author Darrell Halstead and the story of a student who "made" Campus Watch.

Book 'Em, Horns

How the writers behind the always informative, often hilarious blotter of the University of Texas police force are trying to make college students better citizens.

A&M Will Make It Two Straight Over 'Bama, But Could UT Have the Better Season?

College football predictions—some more serious than others—heading into the first weekend.

College F—ing Football

Johnny Manziel is not the issue. It’s finally time to occupy the NCAA.

Generation Y's X's and O's

Texas Tech’s new head coach is disarmingly young, stylish, and hip. He also seems to have the Midas touch.

New York Takes a Bite of Breakfast Tacos

The city has already adopted several Texas dishes, including barbecue, kolaches, and Frito pie. Now a few restaurants are serving up breakfast tacos, much to the delight of Tex-pats and New York natives.

Johnny Manziel's Life, Your Entertainment

The latest Johnny Football social media non-story, in which the Aggies' Heisman Trophy winner disses College Station in a tweet (and then deletes it).

How Close Did UT Really Come to Beating Alabama in 2010?

Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News looks back on "the precise moment when UT transformed from a college football superpower into a bumbling, inept program."

VIDEO: NBC News With Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn

Also, over at TMBBQ.com, Vaughn has a new review of Smitty's in Lockhart, perhaps the most surprising joint to not make the Top 50. 

San Antonio Mayor Castro Lays Down Granary 'Cue on Spurs

Bad news, Memphis: not only are your Grizzlies on the way to losing to the Spurs, but you still won't get to eat the world's best barbecue!

Spoon's Jim Eno on His Recording Studio and New Label

The drummer and producer had his name on four April releases, including "Thr!!!ler" by !!! and "Nuestro Camino" by Austin's Dupree, which Eno put out on his own. But Spoon is also hard at work on their eighth record.

Will a Texas Team Play in the 2016 Cotton Bowl?

Houston, SMU, UTEP, Rice, UTSA, North Texas and Texas State will all have a shot at Jerry World the year it doesn't host a College Football Playoff championship or semi-final.

Kickstarted: Veronica Mars Comes Back To Life

Austinite Rob Thomas and more than 90,000 fans broke four Kickstarter records to turn his canceled TV cult TV show into a feature film.

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