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.

Stories

Mr. Clean

Steve Earle feels alright.

Abra Moore
Doubting Thomas

Leaving the popular sitcom Wings for his own show on the Fox network seemed like a risky move, but it’s paying off for native Texan Thomas Haden Church—so far.

Nerdysomething

Lisa Loeb eyes stardom.

A Killer Sequel

Sorry, Bob Dole. Austin director Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to El Mariachi may be violent, but it’s also art.

Word of Mouth

Never mind the bullocks, here’s Sincola: An Austin band tries to live up to the hype.

Lonely Song

The troubled imagination that fuels Daniel Johnston's powerful new album could also prove his undoing.

Publishing: Christy Haubegger

Pitching to a rich niche.

NFL Playoffs: Let's Root for the Placekickers

All four remaining NFL teams have their share of Texas college football favorites, but--sorry Red Raiders--you can't seriously expect us to root for San Francisco or New England, right? 

Bearkats Fall in Frisco

The University of Texas is still the state's last college football team to win a national championship, as Sam Houston State loses the FCS title to North Dakota State for the second straight year. 

The Dallas Stars' Special Guest: "Manti Te'o's Girlfriend"

The Stars' first game of the lockout-shortened NHL season was an announced sellout, but at least one seat in the American Airlines Center appeared "empty," as the team had a little fun with last week's biggest sports story.

Are the Houston Texans a "Tomato Can?"

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says the New England Patriots, which hosts Houston on Sunday, is “the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.”

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