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.


@JManziel2 Has Left the Building

Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning QB Johnny Manziel decides to live in public just a little less, telling ESPN.com that he’s giving up on Twitter.

The Mike Leach Family Tree Keeps Growing: Hal Mumme to SMU

The sometimes controversial “Air Raid” offense guru, who has coached everywhere from Copperas Cove High School to (most recently) DII McMurry in Abilene, joins June Jones’ staff as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. 

SXSW 'O' the Times

How Prince, Justin Timberlake, the Flaming Lips, and a giant Doritos vending machine changed Austin’s annual music festival—and how they didn’t.

Texas Teams Shut Out of March Madness

For the first time since 1977, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament won’t include a single team from Texas.

13 Rules For Having Fun At SXSW

It’s already two days into SXSW Music. It’s crowded. The schedule app is overwhelming. But the festival is what you make of it. 13 personal rules from Texas Monthly Senior Editor Jason Cohen, whose first SXSW was in 1991

SXSW Debates BBQ For Yahoo!

Carolina pulled pork, Memphis dry rub, Kansas City ribs or Texas brisket? As if there’s actually “debate.” Video and highlights from Jake Silverstein’s SXSW BBQ panel. 

VIDEO: Johnny Manziel's ESPN Sunday Conversation

A&M spring practice started Saturday, and The Longhorn Network ESPN was there. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner sat down with Kirk Herbstreit on SportsCenter.

QBs and Pass Catchers Report

The University of Texas, which started its spring practice even earlier than baseball played spring training games, let fans get a look at next year’s team over the weekend.

WATCH: Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion

A&M, SEC, BCS…WWE? The Aggies head coach was the guest of honor when pro wrestling came to Reed Arena Sunday, much to the chagrin of Big Show.

No Tebow At Texas Church

Under heavy media fire, the NFL quarterback cancels his appearance at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas, but not everybody’s happy that he did. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

San Antonio Chargers?

Rick Perry’s embrace of California companies included talk about a certain NFL team moving to Texas, but don’t go buying any Philip Rivers’ jerseys yet. (AP Photo/Eric Bakke)

DeLoss Dodds Reads Texas Monthly, Backs Mack Brown, Picks On Missouri

Remember when “Longhorns, Inc.” was on the cover of Texas Monthly? So do UT athletic directors DeLoss Dodds and Chris Plonsky.

Mike Sherman Got the Aggies Halfway There: A&M's 2010 Recruiting Class Top-Ranked In Hindsight

Texas A&M already won last week’s in-state recruiting title. Now Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples looks back at 2010.

The Texas Rangers Are More Popular Than the Dallas Cowboys. Barely. In One Poll.

A new survey suggests that Dallas-Fort Worth is 62 percent Texas Rangers fans while only 61 percent call themselves Dallas Cowboys fans.