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.


New York City Discovers Breakfast Tacos

First it was barbecue, then it was Frito pie. Now, breakfast tacos are the next big thing in Brooklyn. Which makes us wonder, is there a bagel exchange program? 

VIDEO: Artist Paints Yao Ming Using Nothing But a Basketball

A big concept and a big canvas for the former Rockets big man.

Redistricting Could Seep into 2013

Republican primary voters will be asked if they’re in favor of the Eighty-third Legislature redrawing the maps.

VIDEO: Mom Gives Birth in Car While Dad Films From Behind the Wheel

Jennifer and Zachary Russell were driving up 287 to a Mansfield birthing center when the baby came.

Fightin’ Words: Robert Earl Keen v. Toby Keith

Keen calls out the more mainstream country star, saying Keith “borrowed” from his most famous song, “The Road Goes on Forever.” 

The U.S. Senate Race Takes Center Stage

Candidate Ted Cruz announced that he’s “effectively tied” with David Dewhurst in funding, while the Lite Guv released a poll that shows he has fifty percent of the vote.

El Paso Is Tops in Texas When It Comes to Selling Girl Scout Cookies

The Sun City beats out Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Austin on the Daily Beast’s top 25 “Girl Scout Cookie Capitals.”

“Cormac McCarthy” Twitter Account Debunked in Record Time

But “@cormaccmccarthy” still has more than 3,200 followers.

Ron Paul Returns to Action!

Remember when there was a Texan running for President? Oh, wait. There still is.

VIDEO: Matthew McConaughey Reprises Role as “Dazed and Confused”’s Wooderson

The actor puts back on the mustache and Ted Nugent t-shirt in Butch Walker’s new music video. 

Lyle Lovett Wishes the Aggies Hadn't Joined the SEC

The singer-songwriter talks college football, Willie, and Mexican food with Garden and Gun, which also has a lot of love for Texas in its latest issue.

And Now Back to Rick Perry’s Regularly Scheduled Term as Governor of Texas

But just how warmly will he be received by his colleagues and constituents? 

Furry Friday: Dogs Riding Zambonis

The San Antonio Rampage, the city’s minor league hockey team, will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most dogs at a sporting event.

Win the Weekend: What Texas is Talking About

T.O. brings the popcorn back to Texas, the SXSW lineup guarantees crowds, and other cocktail chatter. 

RIP Perry for President 2012: The Quiz

How much do you think you know about the end of Perry’s campaign?