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.


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 rodeo.

Lost in Translation

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

Rockets Man

Houston Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson on new head coach Jeff Van Gundy, Yao Ming, and the game.

Don’t Look Yao

Led by the NBA’s most inadvertently colorful coach, this year’s Houston Rockets are so much more than an excuse to see a certain ninety-inch-tall Chinese import.

Miner Threat

Why would a mere mortal want to step into the outsized shoes of UTEP’s Don Haskins, the only Texas college basketball coach ever to win a national championship? To win another NCAA title—and Billy Gillispie thinks he can.

Hoop It Up

Texas basketball legend Don Haskins on his 38 years courtside with UTEP and the Miners’ prospects under new head coach Billy Gillispie.

Play Bawl!

Yes, yes—come playoff time, the Houston Astros have a history of reducing grown men to tears. But thanks to Jeff Kent, this season could be different.

A Dinger

Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker talks about second baseman Jeff Kent and a budget like the New York Yankees’.