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.
Police in New York City forcibly removed the flagship Occupy Wall Street protest early Tuesday morning. Nothing similar has happened here in Texas . . . yet.
Construction halts on track outside of Austin after state treasurer Susan Combs withdraws previously promised Major Events Trust Fund bucks.
Aaron Franklin, who was attending the Second Annual Eater Awards, was smoking briskets at New York City's barbecue joint Hill Country.
Proprietor of Buffalo Soldiers National Museum tells the Houston Chronicle it's “shameful” to compare them to Confederate veterans.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals points its Thanksgiving publicity campaign toward the small Panhandle town of Turkey.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
ESPN “Game Day” puts Saturday’s Univeristy of Houston–Southern Methodist University game on the national stage as undefeated Cougars inch toward their first-ever BCS bowl.
The governor gets good grades for his performance in Saturday’s foreign policy debate despite questions about Israel policy, and the Dallas Morning News profiles the Perry marriage.
Saturday Night Live’s “cold open” parody of last Wednesday’s debate isn't funnier than Rick Perry's original performance.
The hard-to-view University of Texas/ESPN network makes its programming available online this weekend.
This is the fourth victim since September to be targeted by the Zetas for using blogs and social media to spread news about cartel violence.
Rick Perry’s debate performance last night was the latest in a string of gaffes caught on tape. Perry’s campaign, we hardly knew thee: a video retrospective.
On the eve of his last home game as a Red Raider, Adam James talks to selected media, though not about Mike Leach.
Manuel Rodriguez Jr. held on to his position as an HISD trustee even after he mailed out a controversial campaign flyer, which caused the Houston Chronicle to rescind its endorsement.
Perry ally throws in the white flag, we learn the origination of the phrase “turn in the barrel,” and the governor tweets about foreign policy.