Jason Cohen

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Writer-at-large and former 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.

Articles by Jason Cohen

At the Family Table With the Homesick Texan

Apr 8, 2014 By Jason Cohen

Lisa Fain, who just published her second cookbook, "The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours," on her deep Texas roots, how easy it is to make delicious beans and homemade flour tortillas, and chile pepper injuries.

Change the World
The Return of Mike Judge

Mar 26, 2014 By Jason Cohen

The Office Space director, often considered “ahead of his time,” couldn’t have timed the premiere of his new show, Silicon Valley, any better.

Mission to Mars

Feb 11, 2014 By Jason Cohen

Rob Thomas was just looking for a way to breathe life into his beloved-but-canceled TV show Veronica Mars. He might have ended up changing the movie business.

First Times
My First Willie

Jan 15, 2014 By Jason Cohen

Somehow I lived in Texas more than twenty years without seeing Willie Nelson. This had to end.

Book ‘Em, Horns

Sep 10, 2013 By Jason Cohen

How the writers behind the always informative, often hilarious blotter of the University of Texas police force are trying to make college students better citizens.

Live Music’s New Normal

May 9, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What's better for a band: gigs at big, sponsored festivals or the old, thirty-shows-in-thirty-days touring model? Divine Fits, the supergroup fronted by Spoon's Britt Daniel, debates.