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.


OSHA Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Whole Foods

The federal agency claims that Whole Foods’ Miami store fired an employee for complaining about a ruptured sewer line.

Rick Perry Takes His Lumps (of Coal) Over Pro-Christmas Ad

The governor is drawing fire for also using politically correct holiday language. 

Rick Perry Latest Ad Attacks Gays in the Military

The governor’s latest campaign ad, “Strong,” gets denounced across the Internet for stirring up the culture wars.

The University of Texas Registers .XXX Domain Names

On Tuesday dot-XXX domain names went on sale, prompting major universities, sports teams, and politicians to purchase URLs to protect their public image.

VIDEO: Rick Perry’s App-y Campaign

No matter when or how Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign ends, we always have the mobile phone apps.

Lingering Redistricting Objections From Black Caucus

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus is not happy with proposed interim House map, but some argue that African Americans are fairly represented.

Today in Perry: Campaign Phone Calls, College Football Fans, and Internal Optimism

Yep, he’s still running for President. Here’s the latest news from the campaign trail.

Fightin’ Words: Senator Kel Seliger vs. Michael Quinn Sullivan

Facing a primary challenge from the right, the hockey-playing senator from Amarillo decides to drop the gloves. 

The Heisman May Be Coming Back to Texas

The prediction polls are saying that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.

Texas Has More Snow Than Chicago

From Abilene to El Paso to Amarillo, see photos of the snow that lightly coated North and West Texas. 

Ron Paul Seems Viable, But Is He Electable?

Ron Paul may be enjoying a campaign surge, but he’s going to have a hard time winning over the Republican base. 

New York City Has “Interesting” Frito Pie

Yeah, that’s probably the right word for it. New York’s food blog, Grub Street, shows us nine of the city’s “most interesting Frito pies.” 

Fightin’ Words: Hal Mumme Lays Into Craig James

The football coach at Abilene’s McMurry University, and pal to Mike Leach, had a few less-than-Christian words for Craig James and his son, Adam.

The Texas Football Coaching Carousel

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman marches on as gossip swirls about University of Texas’s Mack Brown’s departure and University of Houston’s Kevin Sumlin’s future. 

With Herman Cain Out, Does Rick Perry Have a Chance?

Rick Perry tries to pick up the pizza mogul’s supporters and enlists some powerful friends to help him campaign in Iowa. But is it enough?