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.


How Much Does Norah Jones Love Willie Nelson?

Like the rest of us, a whole lot. The Grapevine native spends a good chunk of her interview with Garden and Gun rhapsodizing over the Red-Headed Stranger (and Red Headed Stranger).

Hot Enough For Ya? It’s Worse in Oklahoma

Last summer’s average temperatures in Texas set a record for the hottest summer ever, but new data finds Oklahoma was more scorched. 

¿Dewhurst Habla Español Mas Mejor Que Cruz?

UPDATEThe Lite Guv says he never really “challenged” Ted Cruz to debate en español, but the Senate candidates are now scheduled to spar in English twice. 

Austin Becomes Dillon Once Again

Friday Night Lights cast members and producers come home for the ATX Television Festival, with a panel and an Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow screening. 

Aggieland Smacks Back at Will Muschamp

College Station Mayor Nancy Berry responds to a dig by the University of Florida head coach (and former UT defensive coordinator) with a bit of YouTube comedy. 

Is T.O. the Good Guy For Once?

The Allen Wranglers released star wide receiver Terrell Owens for no-showing at a children’s hospital. But was the boot also about money? Get your popcorn ready. 

Dubya Visits Obama

George W. and Laura Bush return to Washington D.C. for a joke-filled unveiling of their official White House portrait. 

Montgomery County Judge Jails Truant Honor Student

UPDATEJudge Lanny Moriarty has vacated Diane Tran’s conviction. The Willis High School junior has repeatedly missed school because she also works two jobs.

T. Boone Wins At Twitter

What does energy magnate T. Boone Pickens tweet for fun when there’s no Oklahoma State game? Would you believe, he throws down against rapper Drake? 

Yes, Texas Traffic Really is That Bad

Which rush hour thoroughfares in Dallas, Houston, and Austin cracked the upper reaches of the Daily Beast’s third annual “Highways From Hell” survey?

How to Speak Spanish and Get Free Pizza

The Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain has received criticism for its June 5 promotion giving a free pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish. But how hard is that, really? 

Five Things to Know About the Senate Runoff

In the battle to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz will go right at each other—emphasis on “right”on July 31. 

Will the Senator’s Race Finally End Today?

The Republican race between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat headlines Texas’s delayed primary elections, but this political story will likely continue.

Buzz Bissinger & "Coach Taylor" Banter in Austin

Actor Kyle Chandler was among the fans at the BookPeople, where Friday Night Lights author H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger read from his new book Father’s Day. 

Alzheimer’s Patient Bites Nurse Aide. Aide Bites Back.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, an Abilene nursing home aide claimed “her teeth hit the resident as she raised her head and tried to stand up.”