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.


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. 

Your 2011 Dallas Cowboys: The Five Stages of Grief

Jerry Jones still hasn’t gotten past “denial,” but everybody else who lives and dies with Americas Team is trying to move on. 

Frito Pie Goes Global

The French chef who invented the foie gras burger may be introducing Frito pie to his homeland. 

Astros GM Makes Up a Fancy Title for His “Moneyball” Stat Guy

Jeff Luhnow named the new statistician Sig Mejdal the team's “Director of Decision Science.” 

“The Daily Show” on Perry and Paul
Jon Stewart commends Perry's enthusiasm in the face of failure and compares Ron Paul's supporters to Jimmy Buffett fans. 
Does Rick Perry Have a Chance?

Or is he helping national frontrunner Mitt Romney by dividing the conservative base? 

Both Dewhurst and Craig James Release Rick Perry-Themed Campaign Ads

But only one of them has the advantage of Rick Perry's actual participation. 

Rick Perry Assessed in Tweets

The Twitterverse reacts to Rick Perry's fifth-place Iowa caucus finish and his first-ever concession speech.