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.


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.

A Tale of Two Presidential Candidates from Texas

Rick Perry’s fifth-place finish leaves the governor reeling, while Ron Paul’s campaign stays on track with his third-place showing.

Fightin’ Words: Mark Cuban v. the NBA

Were the NBA champion Mavericks locked out from the traditional opportunity to meet President Obama? 

The (Premature?) Perry Postmortem

Politico published a behind-the-scenes, anonymously-sourced campaign obituary for Rick Perry. But isn’t a bit too soon?

Will Donald Trump Be a Third-Party Candidate in Texas?

Supporters of the New York real estate magnate and reality television star filed paperwork that would back The Donald should he choose to run for president. 

Even Ron Paul Isn’t Really Anticipating the Ron Paul Presidency

Asked by Nightline co-host Terry Moran, “Do you see yourself in the Oval Office?” the Republican presidential candidate replied, “Not really.” 

Rick Perry, Was This Your Year?

On August 25, pundits declared Rick Perry’s to be the “inevitable” GOP candidate. Now he’s polling fifth. Part two of the timeline chronicling how it got from there to here.

Rick Perry, This Was Your Year

Part one of a timeline chronicling Governor Rick Perry’s path to the White House: from promoting his book to his presidential campaign announcement.

Texas 2011: By the Numbers

From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state’s biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.