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 Investigation Ends Armstrong’s Triathlon Season

The United States Anti-Doping Agency alleges a conspiracy by Armstrong and his former cycling teammates, dating back to 1998. 

‘Game of Thrones’ Producers Apologize For Putting Dubya’s Head on Stake

HBO went into damage control mode after the website io9 called attention to the “cameo.” 

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Republican Platform?

The Republican Party of Texas’s 2012 platform got a lot of attention for its support of a guest worker program. But what else is in there? Test your knowledge. 

‘El Paso Times’ to ISD Trustees: Resign

After former El Paso ISD superintendent Lorenzo Garcia pled guilt to conspiracy charges, the newspaper called for five of the seven current school board members to step down. 

A Blind Man’s View of the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

Canadian journalist and author Ryan Knighton—who is blind—communes with reptiles he can’t see for VICE magazine. 

What’s Next for the Rocket?

He’s been acquitted, but people are still talking about Roger Clemens’ alleged PED use and his chances of getting voted into the Hall of Fame. 

Southwest Cracks Down on Cleavage

A naturally large-chested woman in a sundress didn’t feel the “LUV” from Southwest when a gate agent dubbed her cleavage-revealing outfit “inappropriate.”

Matthew McConaughey Talks ‘Magic Mike’ With Leno

The star plugs his new movie and reveals more details about his recent wedding on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. 

Rangers Announcer Dave Barnett’s On-Air Ramble

The play-by-play man’s surreal reference to a base runner “at fifth” and a “botched robbery” got national attention. He is sitting out two games for medical evaluation. 

What the Frack is Up With ‘Dallas’?

Is TNT’s reboot of the classic soap opera also a mirror of the country’s changing relationship with fossil fuels? 

Texas Tech Still Not Fans of the Longhorn Network

New reports that Tech would rather cancel a road game against Texas State than let it be aired on the ESPN-owned, University of Texas-branded cable network shows that some teams are still smarting from wounded egos. 

ICYMI: A&M Lands a New NASA and the Other Talk of Texas

What was Texas talking about this week? Texas A&M’s new biosecurity center, Ron Paul’s chances at a VP nomination, Cruz and Dew’s debate, and how far the Dallas Stars will travel next year. 

Rick Perry Calls Obama Administration “Nixonian”

The governor discussed “Fast and Furious,” the Texas DREAM Act, and his “vulture capitalist” critique of the Republican presidential nominee with CBS News’s Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation. 

Who Rocked It: Blake Farenthold vs. Tracey Morgan

Tracey Morgan’s TV commercials bring back memories of the classic bum steer involving the Republican Congressman, a pair of ducky pajamas and some scantily clad models.

Why Tony Parker Might Not Play in the Olympics

Will the eye injury he says he suffered as a bystander in Drake and Chris Brown’s alleged New York nightclub brawl stop him from playing for France?