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.


Watch the Premiere Episode of Aaron Franklin’s BBQ Show

Brisket, anyone? KLRU debuts its new web series, “BBQ with Franklin.”

The ‘Texas Observer’ v. the Koch Brothers

The magazine’s investigative piece about Koch Industries’ Flint Hills refinery in Corpus Christi prompted the company to fire back a response to the article. 

Why Mack Brown Won’t Lose His Job

Because DeLoss Dodds, the University of Texas’s athletic director, has a long memory.

Lance Armstrong To Be Burned In Effigy

The disgraced cyclist will be “honored” Saturday by the English town of Edenbridge, which famously picks a celebrity villain each year for its “Bonfire Night” celebration. 

How the World’s First Taco Cannon Was Developed

The Fun Fun Fun Fest “Taco Cannon” will fire flour projectiles at the Austin music festival crowd on Auditorium Shores this weekend.

What Makes Fun Fun Fun Fest Fun Fun Fun

From the taco cannon to the “I’m With Gosling” underwear, why the Austin music festival that’s not SXSW or ACL delivers on its name. 

Billion Dollar Battle of the Twitter Twerps

Mark Cuban and Donald Trump go at it on Twitter.

Big Bird Presidential Skit Gets Beaumont Band in Trouble

Some people didn’t find Beaumont Central’s satirical halftime show, with students dressed up as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Big Bird, to be all that funny. 

Election Night: Ten Takeaways

Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country. 

Darrell K. Royal, 1924-2012

The best college football coach the state has ever seen died early Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Memories & tributes from the Texas Monthly archives and around the state and country. 

Here Comes George P. Bush

Is this man running for office? It sure looks that way. He just filed “an appoinment of a campaign treasurer” for a still-unspecified position.

Tim Duncan Gives Fan the Finger

The Spurs forward expresses his profane displeasure with a stalker fan at CVS in typically low-key fashion. 

The Aggies’ Stunning Win Dominated College Football News

The Aggies own the college football weekend, upsetting top-ranked Alabama. Plus: UT’s DKR tribute, Tommy Tuberville’s ill temper, and the latest UT-A&M conspiracy theory. 

Book ’Em Horns: November Edition

The latest, greatest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department’s blotter.

Will Mike Leach Walk the Plank in Pullman?

The Pac-12 Conference is investigating charges of abusive player treatment made against the former Texas Tech and current Washington State coach. Leach denies the allegations.