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.


Mack Brown: I’m Not Going Anywhere

Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma had nearly every columnist in Texas speculating about the Longhorns football coach’s future, but he dismissed such talk this afternoon. 

Jeb Bush Says Texas Could Turn “Blue” In Just Four Years

Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine. 

Beyoncé to Perform at Super Bowl XLVII

The superstar is playing the halftime show at the Super Bowl this season, and Reliant Stadium is one of two contenders to put on the game again in 2017. All that’s missing now? The Texans.

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it’s time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department’s blotter.

Lance Armstrong’s Image Blows Another Tire

On the same day Armstrong stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, Nike ended its relationship with the cyclist.

The Free Texican Air Force

Already running gunboats on the Rio Grande, the Texas Department of Public Safety has now purchased a manned spy plane to police the border.

You Can Also Deep-Fry Vegan Food

At the Veggie State Fair of Texas, the chili for “Fried Frito Pie” may not have any meat, but still doesn’t use beans.

Leakey Church Posts Controversial Sign About President Obama

“Vote for the Mormon, Not the Muslim! The capitalist, not the communist!” reads the sign at Leakey’s Church in the Valley. 

Mack Brown Doesn’t Like the Longhorn Network Either

“I didn’t ask for it,” the UT football coach said before adding that the ESPN channel gives opposing coaches too much information on his football program.

America’s Flamin’ Cheetos Crisis: Five Things You Need to Know

The Frito-Lay snack has been targeted for banning by some school districts, even in home-packed lunches. Also, it’s not just your fingers that the stuff turns red.

VIDEO: Gary Clark Jr. Storms ‘The Tonight Show’

The genre-hopping Austin blues guitarist promoted his long-anticipated debut album, Blak and Blu, which hit the stores this week.

Allen, TX, Asks Lance Armstrong to Race in a “Rudolph Run!”

The city has since apologized for its letter inviting the disgraced athlete to compete in the 5K race, which made light of Armstrong’s doping by comparing it to Rudolph’s nose. 

Romney’s Texas Cabinet Members?

U.S. Senator John Cornyn and outgoing senator Kay Bailey Hutchison were floated as potential members of a Romney administration, and Greg Abbott is a top choice to head the EPA.

Sadler Defeats Cruz! In Major Newspaper Endorsements, That Is

Update: Four of the state’s five editorial boards have now opted for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, including the Austin American-Statesman, which endorsed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst in the primary.

Listen to a World Premiere of “250,000 Things,” by Cody Canada and the Departed

The New Braunfels-based band, which just played with ZZ Top, will release its debut album, Adventus, on November 13.