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.


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.

Season on the Brink

Politics as sports (and sports as politics).

Empty Netter

The puck stops here.

Ticket to Ride

The case against the case against ticket scalping.

College Try

Does it matter if college athletes graduate?

Cold Play

The Astros couldn’t quite make it. The Cowboys have hit the skids. No wonder the state’s attention has turned to . . . hockey?

Yes in My Backyard

To say that the private prison in Eden doesn't creep out
the locals is an understatement. They're downright
thankful for the place.


A West Texas road race, the Super Bowl of six-man
football—and, arguably, the world's first

Lost in Translation

Hollywood often fumbles the sports movie—but it could get back in the game right here in Texas.