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.


VIDEO: How to Load and Fire the Taco Cannon

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s most unique “headliner” returns, firing bean, cheese and tortilla ammunitionand possibly some Twinkiesacross Austin’s Auditorium Shores. 

A&M Hopes to Play UT Again . . . But Only in a Bowl Game

Would new Longhorns AD Steve Patterson be willing to revive the rivalry? College Station says it’s in no hurry. 

Mexican Coke to Go the Way of Dublin Dr Pepper

Because of a new tax in Mexico, cane sugar-sweetened Coca Cola could become more scarce. But “Mexican Coke” will still be bottled for the U.S. market.

Sulphur Springs's Glass-Walled Public Toilet Vies to Succeed Buc-ees as "America's Best Restroom"

What’s so special about the Northeast Texas town’s facility? It’s a room with a view. 

Can This Aggie Save the Cards (Again)?

Rookie pitching phenom Michael Wacha, the pride of Texas A&M and Texarkana, brings his milkshake to Fenway Park for Game 2 of the World Series. 

11 Remembrances of Bum Phillips, 1923-2013

The legendary Houston Oilers coach “spent every waking moment as the personification of all things Texan.”

Bum Steer: Fire-Prevention Inspectors Start Fire in Tyler Restaurant

Routine maintenance work at On the Border was intended to make sure the kitchen’s fire prevention system worked. Two alarms and eight department units later…


Not Your Average School Choir

Only in Austin would a local kid’s choir share the bill with Lionel Richie, Muse, The Cure, and Wilco.

Live Music's New Normal

What's better for a band: gigs at big, sponsored festivals or the old, thirty-shows-in-thirty-days touring model? Divine Fits, the supergroup fronted by Spoon's Britt Daniel, debates.

10 People Who Could Be The Next University of Texas Athletic Director

With DeLoss Dodds reportedly announcing his retirement Tuesday afternoon, it’s time to speculate about the Longhorns job that’s actually more important than head football coach.

College Football Coach Who’s Not Mack Brown Loses His Job

With both USC and UT on the decline eight years after their BCS championship game, the firing of Trojans coach Lane Kiffin inspired lots of talk about Mack Brown and the Longhorns. And it also got tongues wagging in College Station.

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.