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.

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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.

Will Our Late Primary Decide the Republican Presidential Candidate?

With redistricting disputes at rest for now, the May 29 primary date becomes official, which could be good news for Rick Santorum.

And the “Top Chef: Texas” Winner Is . . .

In the end, Top Chef: Texas gets one Texas thing right, as Austin's Paul Qui takes the crown. 

Richard Linklater’s New Movie Trailer

Bernie, which is set in Carthage, opens nationwide on April 27 and stars Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. 

Texas is Getting Its Own Navy

Walker, Texas Admiral, anyone? DPS will launch six gunboats on the Rio Grande to fight drug trafficking. 

Ron Paul Takes a Crack at Ben Bernanke

The congressman breaks from the campaign trail to question the Federal Reserve Chairman at a House Financial Services committee hearing. 

Vidor’s Hip-Hop Anthem

Two local rappers are trying to change the the image of "the 409" with their song "Vidor Anthem," which has become a modest hit online. 

Is McAllen ISD the Most Forward-thinking District in America?

More than 27,000 students will begin receive iPads and iPod touch devices as part of a program to upgrade educational technology and save on future textbook costs. 

Five Things to Know about the Newest Redistricting Maps

Exactly seven days before the originally scheduled March 6 primary, the San Antonio federal court released a new set of maps that should lock in the May 29 election. 

It’s Baylor’s Moment

Lengthy features in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times celebrate the Bears’ unprecedented sports success and its implications for the university at large.

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