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.


Will a Texas Team Play in the 2016 Cotton Bowl?

Houston, SMU, UTEP, Rice, UTSA, North Texas and Texas State will all have a shot at Jerry World the year it doesn't host a College Football Playoff championship or semi-final.

Kickstarted: Veronica Mars Comes Back To Life

Austinite Rob Thomas and more than 90,000 fans broke four Kickstarter records to turn his canceled TV cult TV show into a feature film.

All Eyes Are On West, Texas, After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

The farming town and Czech community just north of Waco, known around the state for its kolaches, reels from last nights catastrophic fire and explosion, which left countless people injured and an unknown number dead.

ICYMI: Our Favorite Responses To The Hiring of Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn

Is it the best job in America? From the New York Times to Bon Appetit, everybody seems to think so.

RGIII Has Brittney's Back After Baylor's Devastating Loss to Louisville

Baylor's Heisman-winning former quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn't shy with his opinions after Sunday's Louisville-Baylor women's hoops game, a chippy, controversial contest that ended Baylor's season.

EXCLUSIVE: Texas, Texas A&M to Resume Football Rivalry in 2015 (April Fools!)

No Fooling? The Longhorns and the Aggies have signed a ten-year deal with ESPN's SEC Network and the Longhorn Network to play football once again.

@JManziel2 Has Left the Building

Texas A&M's Heisman Trophy-winning QB Johnny Manziel decides to live in public just a little less, telling ESPN.com that he's giving up on Twitter.

The Mike Leach Family Tree Keeps Growing: Hal Mumme to SMU

The sometimes controversial "Air Raid" offense guru, who has coached everywhere from Copperas Cove High School to (most recently) DII McMurry in Abilene, joins June Jones' staff as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. 

SXSW 'O' the Times

How Prince, Justin Timberlake, the Flaming Lips, and a giant Doritos vending machine changed Austin's annual music festival—and how they didn't.

Texas Teams Shut Out of March Madness

For the first time since 1977, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament won't include a single team from Texas.

13 Rules For Having Fun At SXSW

It's already two days into SXSW Music. It's crowded. The schedule app is overwhelming. But the festival is what you make of it. 13 personal rules from Texas Monthly Senior Editor Jason Cohen, whose first SXSW was in 1991

SXSW Debates BBQ For Yahoo!

Carolina pulled pork, Memphis dry rub, Kansas City ribs or Texas brisket? As if there's actually "debate." Video and highlights from Jake Silverstein's SXSW BBQ panel. 

VIDEO: Johnny Manziel's ESPN Sunday Conversation

A&M spring practice started Saturday, and The Longhorn Network ESPN was there. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner sat down with Kirk Herbstreit on SportsCenter.

QBs and Pass Catchers Report

The University of Texas, which started its spring practice even earlier than baseball played spring training games, let fans get a look at next year's team over the weekend.

WATCH: Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion

A&M, SEC, BCS...WWE? The Aggies head coach was the guest of honor when pro wrestling came to Reed Arena Sunday, much to the chagrin of Big Show.