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.


His Time to Kill

He shone in Lone Star; now he’s thrilling ’em in A Time to Kill. How talent and timing made native Texan Matthew McConaughey Hollywood’s hottest leading man.

The Hole Story

Austin’s Butthole Surfers have always been very strange. But these days, the strangest thing about them is their mainstream respectability.

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.


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.

Our Question For UT Fans: Aggies or Sooners?

Friday's Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M. 

Bum Steer: The Judge Who Facebooked Johnny Football’s Speeding Ticket

This is no way to revive The Battle of the Brazos: Ennis municipal court judge W. Lee Johnson, a Baylor alumnus, was publicly reprimanded for his none-too-subtle post about the A&M QB’s apparent moving violation.

VIDEO: That Time There Was a One-Point Safety in a UT-A&M Game

How rare was last night's one-point safety by Oregon against Kansas State? It's only happened once before in NCAA history: when UT did it against A&M eight years ago.