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.


Furry Friday: Red Headed Kittie

Willie Nelson’s classic album Red Headed Stranger gets “The Kitten Covers” treatment, but which other Texas albums deserve to be profiled?

Win the Weekend: What Texas Was Talking About This Week

Whether you’re drinking with politicos or dining with your parents, we’ll give you something to talk about to make you sound informed. 

Lubbock, Dallas Among the Top Eight Artery-Clogged Cities

Prevention magazine blames fast food, steakhouses, and barbecue joints for the high obesity rates.  

Of All the Things Rick Perry Forgets, His Gaffes Aren’t Among Them

A full three weeks after he dropped an “Oops,” the governor continues reminding voters about the blunder.  

Will the Post-Lockout Dallas Mavericks Be Able To Defend Their Title?

A new collective bargaining agreement and the potential loss of Tyson Chandler, the team’s defensive star, may mean a tough road head for the reigning NBA champs.

Franklin BBQ Gets Twitter Homage

A new Twitter parody account dubs acclaimed Austin pitmaster Aaron Franklin “Barbecue Jesus.”

Ron Paul Gets Serious

Never mind the pin-up calendar: Ron Paul’s new campaign video lands body blows on presidential primary opponent Newt Gingrich.

Today in Perry: Stumping Like a Populist But Polling Like a Boss

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

Not Your Average Joe

With local roasters all over the state, there’s no reason you have to drink coffee that’s been in a warehouse for two months.

A&M Athletics Employee Calls University President Loftin a “Putz”

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re the Chief Financial Officer of Texas A&M’s athletic department . . . until they do.

Does This Mean Horse Is Back on the Menu?

Five years after the federal government closed facilities that slaughter horses, President Barack Obama signed legislation that effectively reverses the old policy and allows slaughter plants to open. 

American Flies on After Filing for Bankruptcy

“Business as usual” was the phrase on everybody's tongue after American Airlines declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Perry Manages Two Gaffes in Twelve Words

Speaking at a college in New Hampshire, the governor doesn’t seem to know the legal voting age. Or Election Day. Oops.

Austin Restaurant Owner’s Rooftop Stunt Brings Headlines

Pappy’s Bar and Grill owner is playing electric guitar and living on his restaurant’s roof in an attempt to attract business.

Texas Gets the “Funny or Die” Treatment

Funny or Die's asteroid spoof proves that state size DOES matter.