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.
The director of Bottled Up, a documentary about the now-deceased iconic Texas beverage, is offering a case (and executive producer credit) to anyone who donates $15,000 to help him complete his film.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has refused to let Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish day school, reschedule its semifinal playoff game from Friday night, which falls during the Jewish Sabbath.
Will Kyle Killen's new NBC drama Awake, a cop show starring Jason Isaacs, have better luck than Lone Star, which Fox canceled after two episodes?
A county commissioner was accused of distributing 110 pounds of marijuana, a tenured UTEP professor violated university policies, a suburban mayor dined at Hooters with city money, and mayoral candidate got a lap dance in his campaign office.
Michael Berry, who has been embroiled in a mini-scandal after he allegedly hit a car outside of a Houston gay bar and fled the scene, cut a check to the vehicle's owner.
A UT study on the traffic intersections of the future, the Perry gravy train is back on the track, and the Spurs lose a game on purpose.
We revisit Sheyla Hershey, the woman from Houston with 38-KKK breasts who is now the subject of an episode of My Strange Addiction.
The Houston rapper's 2006 smash hit, “Ridin,’” is the soundtrack for a new Volkswagen television spot.
Social values came under question at a Senate campaign forum when GOP candidates Ted Cruz and Craig James criticized former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert for attending Dallas pride parades.
The governor rejected calls to revisit school finance issues during his Tuesday media blitz, but his critics say he also overstated current funding levels.
Paul released a television ad that bashes Rick Santorum, but whose campaign is it really helping?
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital tweeted videos and photos as medical director of cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Michael Macris, performed a double coronary artery bypass.
Perry conducted a Kardashian-level of media courtship at the Capitol, where he told reporters he won't rule out another run for governor or president.
Dallas native (and Stars prospect) Austin Smith leads the nation in goals, and he has a chance to win the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey’s Heisman.
Houston and Dallas are sixth and seventh, respectively, in a new survey charting where "ultra-high net worth individuals," or people worth at least $30 million, live.