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.


SXSW Q&A: Cartoonist Matthew Diffee

Diffee, a frequent contributor to both TEXAS MONTHLY and the New Yorker, will moderate a panel titled “How to be an Idea Factory” on Sunday.

Win the Weekend: Michael Brown Lands in Court Again

Houston hand doctor Michael Brown files two new lawsuits, state Democrats lose another member to the GOP, and Texas chefs are having a moment. 

Journalist Covering Juárez Soccer Questions "Femicide" Narrative

Robert Andrew Powell, the author of This Love is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez, criticizes the “femicide business” and claims that activists, academics, and journalists profit from furthering the narrative.

Cecile Richards on the ‘Daily Show’

The Planned Parenthood president (and daughter of former Governor Ann Richards) talks contraception, sonograms, preventive health care, and sex education with Jon Stewart.

“Hottest Chef in America” from Buda

Austin nominee Kurt Ramborger of ViUDA Bistro took Eater National’s prize for the best looking chef in America.

How Safe is Mexico?

For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a “clear-cut political agenda.”

Just Another Tuesday For Ron Paul

Paul failed to win even one state on Super Tuesday, but he isn’t going anywhere. 

Native American News Network Takes Aim at White Buffalo Hunt

Indian Country Today rallies its readers against the Texas Hunt Lodge, which offers a “rare White Buffalo Hunt.”

Dublin Bottling Works Loses Big Red

The small soda bottling company can no longer carry the cane sugar version of Big Red, another much-loved Texas soda.

Romney Relatives Endorse Ron Paul

Several distant relatives of the former Massachusetts governor will campaign for Ron Paul in Idaho during tonight’s caucuses.

A Bittersweet End for Beren Academy

The Beren Stars fell to the Abilene Christian Panthers, 46-42, in Saturday night’s TAPPS 2A final, but people are still talking about how the Houston Orthodox Jewish day school got there. 

Austin Icon Leslie In Hospice Care

Why losing Leslie, a homeless cross-dresser and local celebrity, would be a major blow to “weird” Austin. 

ABC News Runs McAllen Medicare Fraud Sting

The healthy 82-year-old grandmother of an ABC News producer goes undercover and reveals Medicare fraud in McAllen, “the town Medicare dollars built.” 

Win the Weekend: Texas Historical Markers Turn Fifty

The Texas Historical Commission’s markers are now eligible for their own plaque, Ron Paul and Sheila Jackson Lee are the Hill’s best talkers, and the TCU drug bust was a bit pitiful. 

Orthodox Jewish High School Basketball Team Gets Back on the Hardwood

TAPPS caves in response to a court motion filed by several Beren Academy players and their parents after the association refused to let the team reschedule its playoff game from Friday night.