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.


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?

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.”