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.


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. 

Cowboys Fan Goes Berserk After Season-Ending Loss to Giants

Derek Gene Woodrow, of South Carolina, attacked his nephew with a frying pan and an umbrella for refusing to turn off the depressing post-game broadcast.

HPD Stars in “The Fifth Worst Police Misconduct Video of 2011”

Injustice Everywhere readers rated more than eighty police brutality videos, and coming in at number five was a tape of the Houston Police Department stomping and beating a teen burglary suspect. 

Early Endorsement: “Express-News” Says Romney is “Clear GOP Choice”

The San Antonio paper weighs in now due to uncertainty over Texas primary date and spurns Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Rick Perry.

TEST - Typography

Testing this “thing” and & maybe an ampersand

Win the Weekend: What Texas Was Talking About This Week

Rick Perry’s campaign, the Houston Texans make the playoffs, and more.

“Top Chef Texas” Contestants Struggled with Barbecue

The “cheftestants” use the pits at the Salt Lick to smoke meat, much to the delight (and horror) of local barbecue aficionados.