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.


Louie Gohmert Wants to Make Sure Alaska’s Caribou Get Some

The Republican congressman from Tyler says an oil pipeline radiates heat, making it a popular “date” destination for caribou. 

Texas Tech Has Lost Its Chess Queen

Knight Raiders coach Susan Polgar is leaving for Missouri’s Webster University. And she’s taking the team with her.

Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Ad: Texas-Born

Homegrown film director David Gordon Green and three writers who studied at the Michener Center made up the creative team behind “It’s Halftime in America” commercial. 

Ron Paul’s Best Night of the Year

The congressman, who finished second in Minnesota with 27.2 percent of the vote, could end up with more delegates than Rick Santorum. 

The Backlash Against Roland Martin for His Tweets about David Beckham’s Underwear Ad

GLAAD calls on CNN to fire the Houston native and A&M graduate, saying his tweets were “advocating violence against gay people.” 

VIDEO: Living Without a Pulse

Director Jeremiah Zagar’s short film, Heart Stop Beating, which premiered at Sundance, documents another visionary heart surgery procedure out of Houston. 

Is There a Place For a Paul in Mitt Romney’s Administration?

Ron Paul as a Romney-appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve? Rand Paul as a running mate? Don’t laugh. Politics has made stranger bedfellows. 

Alamo Drafthouse Unveils “The Princess Bride”-themed Wine Line

The theater chain recently produced the “Bottle of Wits” wine series, which comes in both red (“Inconceivable Cab”) and white “As You Wish White.”

Who is Saying the Right Things About Josh Hamilton?

After the Texas Rangers’ outfielder publicly relapsed, fans and columnists alike had opinions about Josh Hamilton the Player. But what about Josh Hamilton the Recovering Addict?

Did Ron Paul’s Nevada Strategy Pay Off?

The Republican presidential candidate campaigned hard in Nevada, trying to pick up some of the state’s 28 delegates, but he still finished third behind Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Win the Weekend: Was Willie's Case Ever Settled?

Vince Young on Dancing with the Stars, Whole Foods ends rumors of a Monsanto buyout, and Harold Simmons will make it rain for Republicans. 

“Businessweek” Does Continental/United Cover Story

One month before the Continental name gets scrapped for good, Businessweek explores the nuts and bolts of merging with United. 

Texas’s Controversial Science Standards Are “Mediocre to Awful”

A recent report gives the state’s science standards a ‘C,’ but the State Board of Education chairwoman, a science teacher, is still “pleased.”

Bum Steer: Houston Millionaire Legally Adopted His Girlfriend

Air conditioning heir John Goodman adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend for legal and financial reasons, but it’s still icky.

VIDEO: Destiny’s Child, Sly Stone, and other Texan “Soul Train” Moments

Our thanks to Don Cornelius for bringing us these Texas music moments.