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.


10 Things to Know About Formula 1

Vroom-vroom! Austin becomes an alternate universe this weekend, as the United States Grand Prix debuts.

Six World Records Set in Texas...and Four More That Need to Be

World’s biggest Frito pie? Check. Most consecutive back handsprings? Got it. Largest pecan pie? Indeed. But when it comes to some truly important Guinness records, Texas is playing second enchilada.

Louie Gohmert Schools Us On the Constitution

The headline-grabbing U.S. Representative from Tyler nominated Newt Gingrich to be Speaker of the House. Is he crazy like a fox?

DKR Honored by Willie, Mack Brown

Texas and the University of Texas said goodbye to Longhorns coaching legend Darrell K. Royal at a public memorial service at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Will Mike Leach Walk the Plank in Pullman?

The Pac-12 Conference is investigating charges of abusive player treatment made against the former Texas Tech and current Washington State coach. Leach denies the allegations. 

Book ’Em Horns: November Edition

The latest, greatest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department’s blotter.

The Aggies’ Stunning Win Dominated College Football News

The Aggies own the college football weekend, upsetting top-ranked Alabama. Plus: UT’s DKR tribute, Tommy Tuberville’s ill temper, and the latest UT-A&M conspiracy theory. 

Tim Duncan Gives Fan the Finger

The Spurs forward expresses his profane displeasure with a stalker fan at CVS in typically low-key fashion. 

Here Comes George P. Bush

Is this man running for office? It sure looks that way. He just filed “an appoinment of a campaign treasurer” for a still-unspecified position.

Darrell K. Royal, 1924-2012

The best college football coach the state has ever seen died early Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Memories & tributes from the Texas Monthly archives and around the state and country. 

Election Night: Ten Takeaways

Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country. 

Big Bird Presidential Skit Gets Beaumont Band in Trouble

Some people didn’t find Beaumont Central’s satirical halftime show, with students dressed up as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Big Bird, to be all that funny. 

Billion Dollar Battle of the Twitter Twerps

Mark Cuban and Donald Trump go at it on Twitter.

What Makes Fun Fun Fun Fest Fun Fun Fun

From the taco cannon to the “I’m With Gosling” underwear, why the Austin music festival that’s not SXSW or ACL delivers on its name. 

How the World’s First Taco Cannon Was Developed

The Fun Fun Fun Fest “Taco Cannon” will fire flour projectiles at the Austin music festival crowd on Auditorium Shores this weekend.