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.
Texans who take the time to do their civic duty will consider ten proposed constitutional amendments, while local decisions range from picking Houston’s mayor to banning booze on the Comal.
Summer’s over, but the drought may never be, and it’s affecting everything from tourism to pecan pie to horse welfare.
Bill Hader picks up the Perry mantle on “SNL,” giving Weekend Update an exclusive interview about his “bizarre, animated” New Hampshire speech.
There were three days worth of bands at Auditorium Shores in Austin this past weekend, but all anybody talked—and tweeted and blogged and Tumblred—about was Ryan Gosling.
The governor’s parents, Ray and Amelia Perry, give nearly unprecedented interview about their son and the state of America.
The Austin and San Antonio District 10 Representative tops Roll Call’s list with a net worth of $294 million
Mike Price tries to fire up his team at practice for this weekend’s Rice game with fake arrest and hunting jokes.
Cain staffer points finger at Perry campaign for harassment leaks, the Governor still “hates” debating, and the Washington Post says that this month is “make or break”
Redistricting, farewell to two Texas music greats, a Texas sports team plays for third championship
Bravo’s cooking competition reality show, which premieres tonight, spends its ninth season in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.
The Governor referenced a satirical article about the “Occupy” movement, but it’s unclear whether he knew the piece was a work of fiction.
As the state gets hotter, one former Midland resident thinks air conditioning should be required by the city building code.
Jon Stewart has a jolly time reenacting Rick Perry’s “Cornerstone” New Hampshire speech.
Kiplinger private school rankings say the state’s most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.
New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to “approachable and warm.”