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.
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.
Houston hand doctor Michael Brown files two new lawsuits, state Democrats lose another member to the GOP, and Texas chefs are having a moment.
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.
The Planned Parenthood president (and daughter of former Governor Ann Richards) talks contraception, sonograms, preventive health care, and sex education with Jon Stewart.
Austin nominee Kurt Ramborger of ViUDA Bistro took Eater National’s prize for the best looking chef in America.
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.”
Paul failed to win even one state on Super Tuesday, but he isn’t going anywhere.
Indian Country Today rallies its readers against the Texas Hunt Lodge, which offers a “rare White Buffalo Hunt.”
The small soda bottling company can no longer carry the cane sugar version of Big Red, another much-loved Texas soda.
Several distant relatives of the former Massachusetts governor will campaign for Ron Paul in Idaho during tonight’s caucuses.
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.
Why losing Leslie, a homeless cross-dresser and local celebrity, would be a major blow to “weird” Austin.
The healthy 82-year-old grandmother of an ABC News producer goes undercover and reveals Medicare fraud in McAllen, “the town Medicare dollars built.”
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.
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.