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.


"Occupy" Still Occupying Texas Cities Peacefully

Police in New York City forcibly removed the flagship Occupy Wall Street protest early Tuesday morning. Nothing similar has happened here in Texas … yet.

Is Austin's Formula One future already out of gas?

Construction halts on track outside of Austin after state treasurer Susan Combs withdraws previously promised Major Events Trust Fund bucks.

Franklin BBQ Takes Manhattan

Aaron Franklin, who was attending the Second Annual Eater Awards, was smoking briskets at New York City’s barbecue joint Hill Country.

Buffalo Soldiers Museum Gets License Plate, Rips Patterson

Proprietor of Buffalo Soldiers National Museum tells the Houston Chronicle it’s “shameful” to compare them to Confederate veterans.

PETA Wants Turkey, TX, to Change Its Name to "Tofurky"

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals points its Thanksgiving publicity campaign toward the small Panhandle town of Turkey.

Hard Times for Perry Means Hard Times for Perry Pundits

With Governor Rick Perry’s campaign sputtering, the Texas media’s political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.

“Cougar High” is now about the University of Houston’s BCS ranking

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.

Today in Perry: An undebatable improvement, Israel, and Anita

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.

VIDEO: SNL’s turn at the Perry “Oops” trough

Saturday Night Live’s “cold open” parody of last Wednesday’s debate isn’t funnier than Rick Perry’s original performance. 

The Longhorn Network to Stream Programming Online

The hard-to-view University of Texas/ESPN network makes its programming available online this weekend. 

Cartel Beheads Another “Blogger” in Nuevo Laredo

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. 

Oops, There It Is! Video of Perry’s Gaffes

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. 

Texas Tech’s Adam James Speaks For the First Time Since Leach’s Firing

On the eve of his last home game as a Red Raider, Adam James talks to selected media, though not about Mike Leach. 


HISD Trustee Reelected After Mailing Out Anti-Gay Flyer

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. 

Today in Perry: RedState Backs Off, Cain’s “Turn in the Barrel”

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.