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.


Frito Pie for 5,000, Anyone?

Frito-Lay and the State Fair of Texas set a record for World’s Largest Frito Pie on Monday.

It’s Time to Bag Some Feral Hogs

As part of “Hog Out” month in Texas, hunters in participating counties can receive two bucks for every feral hog they kill. Just make sure to save those tails! 

Things Got Ugly at the Senate Debate When Sadler Called Cruz a Troll

The first Senate debate was an hour-long display of cross-talk and exasperation, but things really heated up after Paul Sadler called Ted Cruz a troll.

Which Books Have Texas ISDs Banned?

The ACLU’s annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get “challenged” in some ISDs.

No Wins, No Glory Hole

Cowboys fan and Grantland writer Bryan Curtis ponders Jerry Jones as the contemporary version of the Texas oilman while wondering if the team will ever hit a gusher. 

UT and A&M Resume Hostilities This Weekend

If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M was currently on ice, you are correct. Tonight in College Station, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey. 

Who Gets the "Friday Night Lights" Vote?

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have both attempted to claim coach Eric Taylor’s “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts…” rallying cry as their own—and FNL author Buzz Bissinger has picked a side.

Rio Grande Valley Tops List of "America's Poorest Cities"

McAllen and Brownsville occupy the no. 1 and 2 slots on a new list based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.

Aggies Up, Longhorns Down?

UT may still have the better team, but Texas A&M is doing better than expected in the SEC.

Are You Sure You Want to Drink That?

San Antonio joins Chicago as the first two cities to get health-conscious soda vending machines.

Laredoans Love Sweat Suits

The Texas border city sneaks onto a list of consumer markets that buy the most “sweats and sweat items” each year.

NCAA Smacks Texas Southern With Five Years Probation

And as a “double repeat violator” going back two decades, the Tigers may be considered the most lawless college sports program since SMU.

What the Obscenely Rich Might Get for Christmas This Year

All I want for Christmas is … a jet pack? Yes, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is here.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Stop Writing About “FNL” and Romney

UPDATEFriday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger and FNL TV producer Peter Berg have both joined the fray over Mitt Romney and “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts…Can’t Lose.”

First, They Come For Your Tweets

Why members of the Huntsville city council sicced the Texas Rangers on a group of lightly-followed Twitter parody accounts.