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

The Aggie Butterfly Effect: What if A&M Had Stayed?

Does Texas A&M’s Cotton Bowl dominance of Oklahoma mean the Aggies would have had an even better season had they stayed in the Big 12? No. 

Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter Smack Backfires

Scoreboard! @DallasStars won Twitter Tuesday with their response to @DallasCowboys accidental smack-tweet, which also dissed the Rangers. 

The New Way to Recruit Against the Aggies

Last year: telling potential A&M recruits the team would not do well in the SEC. This year: telling potential A&M recruits the team's so good there isn't playing time. 

10 Hilariously Incorrect Predictions About Texas A&M

Anybody (including many Aggies) who said they expected Texas A&M's first season in the Southeastern Conference to go so well is lying. But it's still funny to look back at all the naysayers. 

Breaking: Johnny Football is a College Student

A&M QB Johnny Manziel has a little fun post-Cotton Bowl, to the delight of TMZ, and the distress of some prigs in the media.

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