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.


Publicity-Savvy Legal Prostitutes at Moonlite Bunny Ranch Support Ron Paul

Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof and his working girls are “pimpin” for the dark-horse Republican presidential candidate.

Taco-Related Crimes Are Surprisingly Unhilarious

Texas has five entries on Buzzfeed's "30 Best Taco-Related Crimes Ever," but the mere presence of tortillas doesn't make crime funny. 

Don’t Mess With Dublin Dr Pepper

The end of Dublin Dr Pepper has Texas social media consumed with grief, outrage, and talk of boycotts.

And the U.S. Senate Race Is On!

The five Republican contenders vying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison participate in the first Senate debate in Austin.

Newt’s History With Dallas Topless Bar Revisited

How a Dallas strip club helped create a pit bull rescue sanctuary in Newt Gingrich’s name. 

Dublin Dr Pepper Is Dead

The historic bottler's settlement with Dr Pepper kills off a beloved Texas icon.

Ron Paul Supporters are Hacks

Musicians's "endorsement" on Twitter of Ron Paul for president turns out to be the work of hackers. 

Hannity to Perry: You Sound Like Occupy Wall Street

The only real conservative? Or "a communist?" Rick Perry's attacks on Romney draw some unexpected criticism. 

Rick Perry Facing Stiff Challenge from "Dick Perry" in Arizona

Protest candidate and Tucson music legend Al "Dick" Perry has better name placement on the Arizona ballot than the Texas governor.

Why Jeff Bagwell Deserves Induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame

The Astros great falls short of the game's highest honor for a second year as baseball writers grapple with the performance-enhancing drug era.

Ron Paul Takes the Silver Medal in New Hampshire

Texas's most viable Republican presidential candidate finishes behind Mitt Romney in the nation's second primary caucus.

Texas A&M to Denver Broncos: Hands off our 12th Man

After a skydiver flew over Denver's stadium with a flag reading "12th Man," an A&M vice president took to Twitter to defend the trademarked term.

The Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Strikes Again: Snoop Dogg Arrested for Pot Possession

The rapper takes a marijuana bust in the same place that tripped up his good friend Willie Nelson. 

Today in Rick Perry: The Romney Ringtone, Trailing Roemer, and a Smiling Foe

Yep. He's still running for president. Here's the latest news from the campaign trail. 

Elvis Presley's Letter to Fort Hood Sergeant Up for Auction

Presley's 1958 letter to William Norwood is a rare artifact chronicling his connection to Fort Hood and Killeen.