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.


Texas Teams Shut Out of March Madness

For the first time since 1977, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament won’t include a single team from Texas.

SXSW 'O' the Times

How Prince, Justin Timberlake, the Flaming Lips, and a giant Doritos vending machine changed Austin’s annual music festival—and how they didn’t.

The Mike Leach Family Tree Keeps Growing: Hal Mumme to SMU

The sometimes controversial “Air Raid” offense guru, who has coached everywhere from Copperas Cove High School to (most recently) DII McMurry in Abilene, joins June Jones’ staff as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. 

@JManziel2 Has Left the Building

Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning QB Johnny Manziel decides to live in public just a little less, telling ESPN.com that he’s giving up on Twitter.

EXCLUSIVE: Texas, Texas A&M to Resume Football Rivalry in 2015 (April Fools!)

No Fooling? The Longhorns and the Aggies have signed a ten-year deal with ESPN’s SEC Network and the Longhorn Network to play football once again.

RGIII Has Brittney's Back After Baylor's Devastating Loss to Louisville

Baylor’s Heisman-winning former quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t shy with his opinions after Sunday’s Louisville-Baylor women’s hoops game, a chippy, controversial contest that ended Baylor’s season.

ICYMI: Our Favorite Responses To The Hiring of Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn

Is it the best job in America? From the New York Times to Bon Appetit, everybody seems to think so.

All Eyes Are On West, Texas, After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

The farming town and Czech community just north of Waco, known around the state for its kolaches, reels from last nights catastrophic fire and explosion, which left countless people injured and an unknown number dead.

Kickstarted: Veronica Mars Comes Back To Life

Austinite Rob Thomas and more than 90,000 fans broke four Kickstarter records to turn his canceled TV cult TV show into a feature film.

Will a Texas Team Play in the 2016 Cotton Bowl?

Houston, SMU, UTEP, Rice, UTSA, North Texas and Texas State will all have a shot at Jerry World the year it doesn’t host a College Football Playoff championship or semi-final.

Spoon's Jim Eno on His Recording Studio and New Label

The drummer and producer had his name on four April releases, including “Thr!!!ler” by !! and “Nuestro Camino” by Austin’s Dupree, which Eno put out on his own. But Spoon is also hard at work on their eighth record.

San Antonio Mayor Castro Lays Down Granary 'Cue on Spurs

Bad news, Memphis: not only are your Grizzlies on the way to losing to the Spurs, but you still won’t get to eat the world’s best barbecue!

VIDEO: NBC News With Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn

Also, over at TMBBQ.com, Vaughn has a new review of Smitty’s in Lockhart, perhaps the most surprising joint to not make the Top 50. 

How Close Did UT Really Come to Beating Alabama in 2010?

Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News looks back on “the precise moment when UT transformed from a college football superpower into a bumbling, inept program.”

Johnny Manziel's Life, Your Entertainment

The latest Johnny Football social media non-story, in which the Aggies’ Heisman Trophy winner disses College Station in a tweet (and then deletes it).