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.


Watch Five Aggies Sing Taylor Swift

In true road trip fashion, several friends lip-sync and hand-dance to a pop song. The twist? It’s five fellas from A&M singing a Taylor Swift song.

A Fan’s Notes: Remembering Brent Grulke

The SXSW creative director died last month at the age of 51. “GrulkeFest,” a concert honoring his memory, takes place in Austin Saturday. 

A&M and Texas State Make History While Losing

The universities both lost big games, but they celebrated new football eras. 

A&M Billboard Near Austin Gets a UT Makeover

The rivalry continues off the field: A “This is SEC Country” billboard in North Austin was defaced with University of Texas colors over the weekend.

O Dubya, Where Art Thou?

Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast argues that it’s George W. Bush—and the way the country feels about his presidency—that will determine the 2012 election. 

Will He or Won’t He?

Roger Clemens says won’t be pitching for the Astros, but owner Jim Crane won’t let the rumors die. 

Rick Perry’s Excellent Italian Adventure

The governor went to Europe to promote the Texas economic miracle—and play with race cars. 

Book ’Em Horns

Highlights from two football weekend’s worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department’s blotter. 

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke Have Already Wrapped “Before Midnight”

After months of rumors and anticipation about a possible sequel to “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset,” director Richard Linklater just went ahead and made it. 

Kingwood Mother to Receive Nation’s First Double-Arm Transplant

Katy Hayes, who lost both her arms and legs to the flesh-eating virus after the birth of her third child, is awaiting a donor match. 

Call Lance Armstrong Maybe?

Did Lance Armstrong accidentally give his phone number to his 3.7 million-plus Twitter followers? No. Which only makes his mystery-tweet more puzzling. 

Leatherface Returns. In Three Dimensions.

Watch the trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest sequel to and “reboot” of the horror classic. 

That Time Ann Romney and Anita Perry Walked In On Dubya’s Massage

Mitt and Ann Romney told the story during their appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael, which airs on Tuesday. 

Breaking Sad: East Texas Chemistry Teacher Busted for Selling Meth

Linden junior high school chemistry teacher William Duncan is arrested for dealing meth, inspiring inevitable Breaking Bad comparisons. 

Accused Aurora Shooter Could Have Been An Aggie

In response to an open records request by the Denver Post, Texas A&M releases James Holmes’ graduate school application to its Institute of Neuroscience.