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.


Willie Wants to "Occupy the Food System"

Willie Nelson pens a column for the Huffington Post, stumping for the family farm. 

New UT College Republicans President Continues Offensive Tweeting Tradition

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.

What the Media Really Thinks About Craig James' Senate Candidacy

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.

Former Legislator Investigates Rumors About Perry's Sexuality

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. 

Cowboys Stadium “Runaway Cart” Victim Speaks

Meet Lubbock's Chris Due, the “first pin” to be struck by the wild cart.

VIDEO: Iowa Frontrunner Ron Paul on the “Tonight Show”

The Republican presidential candidate—now leading in Iowa, according to one pollgets fifteen minutes on the late-night talk show. 

Today in Perry: Retirement, Primary Dates, and Signature Coffee

The road goes on forever and the campaign never ends . . . even if you're technically "retired." 

Win the Weekend: What Texas is Talking About

Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.

Dwaine Caraway Wants to Investigate UIL Referees

The Dallas councilman and former interim mayor tries to make a municipal case out of controversial call in the Skyline-Southlake Carroll football game. 

Our Bum Steer of the Year

We picked. You reacted. Tweets and articles about our Bum Steer of the Year, Governor—and, last time we checked, Republican presidential candidate—Rick Perry. 

Are You a Whole Foods Voter or a Cracker Barrel Voter?

The Washington Post tries to put a fresh spin on the old red vs. blue divide by studying the voting habits of people who live close to one of the two retail chains.  

VIDEO: ‘The Early Show’ Dropped By H&H Car Wash

 The morning show dubs the legendary and unique Mexican food restaurant in El Paso one of their “local legends.” 

Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul

The pioneering Daily Beast blogger supports Paul for the Republican nomination.

Today in Perry: Get on the Bus

The governor kicked off his fourteen-day, 44-city “Faith, Jobs and Freedom” bus tour in Iowa on Wednesday, leaving (at least) one Yankee pundit unimpressed. 

The Man Who Gave Buddy Holly His Glasses

The Wall Street Journal profiled 96-year-old Lubbock optometrist J. Davis Armistead, who outfitted the iconic musician with his famous specs.