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.
From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state's biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.
The end of a rivalry, the beginning of a franchise affair, and championships won (and lost) made 2011 a year to remember.
What we'd like to get Rick Perry, Warren Jeffs, Willie Nelson, and other prominent Texans for Christmas.
The critics have passed judgment on 2011's best albums and singles, and there's good news for Miranda Lambert, St. Vincent, Beyoncé, Hayes Carll, and two stalwarts of the Denton scene.
How ’bout NOT them Cowboys? A new national survey by Public Policy Polling says that America now prefers the Green Bay Packers.
Anita Perry’s “American Story” ad for her husband’s presidential campaign includes a cameo by the governor that has been described as “catlike.”
Writer Guy Martin talks to Ted Flato, one half of the visionary architect duo from San Antonio, about the merciless sun, the Texas breeze, and Tommy Lee Jones.
Cassie Wright stays under the radar, but the media continues chattering about the offensive tweet.
In an interview with Politico, the governor eschews both country music and Texas performers like Willie, ZZ Top, and Ted Nugent, and admits that his favorite band is . . . The Who?
Or rather, who wants to lose to the eventual Republican nominee? Former state legislator Paul Sadler fills the hole left by retired general Ricardo Sanchez.
Willie Nelson pens a column for the Huffington Post, stumping for the family farm.
Cassandra Wright is the second University of Texas College Republicans President in just over a month to get into hot water for a tweet about President Obama.
The former SMU star and longtime ESPN analyst officially announced his intent to run on Monday, but the media's been discussing it for a week.
Glen Maxey's new e-book, Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry, is a collection of "he said, he said" accounts.
Meet Lubbock's Chris Due, the “first pin” to be struck by the wild cart.