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

The Houston Dynamo for Dummies

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

An abbreviated primer on the most successful sports franchise in Texas this side of the Spurs. (Update: the Dynamo lost to the LA Galaxy, 3-1, in the 2012 MLS Cup Final.)

Stanley Marsh 3 Arrested

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The Amarillo millionaire and iconoclastic "Cadillac Ranch" artist/prankster faces 11 felony charges of sexual activity with two teenage boys. 

Meet Johnny Football

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel finally speaks, UT-TCU, the Cotton Bowl, UTSA-Texas State and other highlights from the college football week that was. 

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The Anxieties of Royce White

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

AWOL Houston Rockets rookie Royce White, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, is at odds with the team over how to best manage his illness.

DKR Honored by Willie, Mack Brown

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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.

Darrell K. Royal, 1924-2012

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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. 

The Free Texican Air Force

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Already running gunboats on the Rio Grande, the Texas Department of Public Safety has now purchased a manned spy plane to police the border.