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.


Cowboys 52, Texans 10

After ten seasons as a major NFL franchise, the Houston Texans are picking up some fans, but the blood of Texas still pumps Cowboy blue.

Why People Are (Still) Talking about the Perry Video

New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to “approachable and warm.”

Rice is Better Than Harvard

Kiplinger private school rankings say the state’s most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.

VIDEO: "The Daily Show" on Perry speech

Jon Stewart has a jolly time reenacting Rick Perry’s “Cornerstone” New Hampshire speech.

Should Everyone Have Air Conditioning?

As the state gets hotter, one former Midland resident thinks air conditioning should be required by the city building code.

Rick Perry Cites Satirical "Occupy" Quote

The Governor referenced a satirical article about the “Occupy” movement, but it’s unclear whether he knew the piece was a work of fiction.

Top Chef Doesn't Skimp on the Texas Cliches

Bravo’s cooking competition reality show, which premieres tonight, spends its ninth season in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.

Win the Weekend: What Texas is talking about

Redistricting, farewell to two Texas music greats, a Texas sports team plays for third championship

Today in Perry: Smear Tactics, Debate Hate, and Media Puts Him on Watch

Cain staffer points finger at Perry campaign for harassment leaks, the Governor still “hates” debating, and the Washington Post says that this month is “make or break”

UTEP Football Coach Wants to "shoot white Horned Owls" in Houston

Mike Price tries to fire up his team at practice for this weekend’s Rice game with fake arrest and hunting jokes.

McCaul, 5 Other Texans Among 50 Richest Congressman

The Austin and San Antonio District 10 Representative tops Roll Call’s list with a net worth of $294 million

The First Parents of Texas Talk to the Dallas Morning News

The governor’s parents, Ray and Amelia Perry, give nearly unprecedented interview about their son and the state of America.

Ryan Gosling Invades Fun Fun Fun Fest

There were three days worth of bands at Auditorium Shores in Austin this past weekend, but all anybody talked—and tweeted and blogged and Tumblred—about was Ryan Gosling.

"Rick Perry" returns to Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader picks up the Perry mantle on “SNL,” giving Weekend Update an exclusive interview about his “bizarre, animated” New Hampshire speech.

Dust Bowl Texas: The Latest Drought News

Summer’s over, but the drought may never be, and it’s affecting everything from tourism to pecan pie to horse welfare.