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

Raider Red: The Best Mascot in the Country?

Guns up! Texas Tech's red-headed Yosemite Sam-doppelganger is one step away from winning the Capitol One Mascot Challenge. And he's joined the “Gangnam Style” craze.

Houston, We Finally Have Linsanity?

The Rockets are just 10-11, but they're winning big at media exposure, from viral videos to ESPN the Magazine.

Federal Drug Bust Nabs the Sons of Hidalgo County Sheriff and Police Chief

Four police officers in the Rio Grande Valley, including the son of Hidalgo County sheriff Lupe Treviño, are accused of taking payoffs to protect cocaine shipments along the Mexican border. 

“Air” Kingsbury Flies Back to Lubbock

Texas Tech takes all of four days to pick the head coach everybody wanted: 33 year-old former Red Raiders quarterback & Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. 

J.R. Ewing, R.I.P.

SPOILER ALERT: TNT confirms that there will be a funeral for Larry Hagman's character during the upcoming season of its revived Dallas. 

How the White House Might Respond to Texas Secession Petition

When citizens petitioned the White House to release their beer recipe, the WH responded in less than a month. Texas secession will take longer. 

VIDEO: Lyle Lovett Goes Deep Into Back Catalog for NPR "Tiny Desk Concert"

Watch Lyle and fiddler/back-up singer Luke Bulla break out "Cowboy Man," "If You Were to Wake Up," and "Good Intentions." 

“Fetal Pain”: The First Thing on Rick Perry’s Desk?

The Governor will hold a press conference with Texas Right to Life in Houston today to personally offer his support for more restrictions on abortion in the state. 

Simpson, Eh?

Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) files to run for Speaker of the House, displacing Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) as the conservative challlenger to Joe Straus (R-San Antonio). 

Five Questions: What’s Next for Johnny Heisman

Now that Johnny Football is officially Johnny Heisman, what’s in store for Texas A&M and its star quarterback? Besides the Cotton Bowl and tonight's Letterman Top 10, that is. 

UT Prez: Mack Brown Will Remain Head Coach

"Put succinctly, Mack Brown is and will remain the Longhorns’ head football coach," University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Drag King: Paul Qui Takes Over at UT Landmark Hole in the Wall

East Side King’s first bricks-and-mortar kitchen is now bringing beet fries, brussels sprouts, and wild ramen combinations to the legendary dive bar and rock venue. 

Johnny Football’s Going to Win Heisman

Update: The Stiff Arm Trophy website calls it for the Texas A&M QB, its earliest ever projection. The Tyler/Kerrville native will take the home the Heisman Trophy Saturday. 

Book ’Em Horns: Get Ready for Finals Edition

The newest, drunkest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.

19 Billion Reasons To Talk About Texas Business Incentives

Texas business tax incentives, yay or nay? What people are saying about the lengthy front-page New York Times investigative piece by Louise Story. 

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