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.


VIDEO: "The Daily Show" on Perry speech

Jon Stewart has a jolly time reenacting Rick Perry’s “Cornerstone” New Hampshire speech.

Rice is Better Than Harvard

Kiplinger private school rankings say the state’s most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.

Why People Are (Still) Talking about the Perry Video

New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to “approachable and warm.”

Cowboys 52, Texans 10

After ten seasons as a major NFL franchise, the Houston Texans are picking up some fans, but the blood of Texas still pumps Cowboy blue.

Winning Halftime

When the Rice MOB marches, stodginess scatters.

Because San Antonio Is a Football Town! Well, Almost.

Starting a major 
college program from scratch in a city that’s never had one of its 
own is a tricky business. Good thing the UTSA Roadrunners hired a 
national champion to help them kick off.

Being a Homesick Texan

Lisa Fain on arguing with people about why Texas chili is superior to all others, serving chicken-fried steak to some New York friends, and starting to think that maybe her blog was more than a hobby. 


Texas A&M is fixin’ to get out of the Big 12. Good news for Texas?

The Eyes of Texas Aren’t Upon It

As questions swirl about the future of UT and the Big 12, the Longhorn Network is now on the air. Sort of.

Successful Formula?

Even in this year of massive budget cuts, Texas will likely spend $25 million to help bring a Formula One race to a newly constructed track in Austin’s backyard. Why?

Designated Rivalry

Should the Astros join the Rangers in the American League West?

Lone Stars

The ten greatest TV Texans.

Dead Men Walking

Coach Tom Penders and Houston’s Moment of March Madness in Spokane.


Remember the Alamo Bowl!

Bully for You

Rooting for Goliath.