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

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.

UT and A&M Resume Hostilities This Weekend

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M was currently on ice, you are correct. Tonight in College Station, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey. 

No Wins, No Glory Hole

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Cowboys fan and Grantland writer Bryan Curtis ponders Jerry Jones as the contemporary version of the Texas oilman while wondering if the team will ever hit a gusher. 

The World v. American Airlines

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Fallout from the Fort Worth-based airline's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization leads to unprecedented delays, an unhappy pilot's union and even unhappier (and vocal) consumers.

It’s Time to Bag Some Feral Hogs

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

As part of "Hog Out" month in Texas, hunters in participating counties can receive two bucks for every feral hog they kill. Just make sure to save those tails! 

Rick Perry Is Still Newsworthy

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.

How ’Bout Them Cowboys?!

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The ones at Cowboys.com, that is. A URL the Dallas Cowboys failed to buy is now a "an online dating community for men who enjoy the same country living lifestyle."

The Most Baffling Story About the UT Bomb Threat

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

"Bomb Hoax Hits UT, North Dakota State; Both Oil-Rich Schools," reported Austin's CBS affiliate KEYE before concluding, "There is no official link between the two bomb threats and the campuses' relationships with oil."

Call Lance Armstrong Maybe?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Did Lance Armstrong accidentally give his phone number to his 3.7 million-plus Twitter followers? No. Which only makes his mystery-tweet more puzzling. 

Book ’Em Horns

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Highlights from two football weekend's worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter. 

O Dubya, Where Art Thou?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast argues that it's George W. Bush—and the way the country feels about his presidency—that will determine the 2012 election. 

UTEP Prez Says Miners Can Take Oklahoma

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

At last weeks UT system Board of Regents meeting, University of Texas at El Paso president Diana Natalicio told UT-Austin president Bill Powers that the Miners plan to soften up OU on Saturday. 

What an Employer!

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Whataburger sticks it to the man, filing a lawsuit against debt collector NCO for repeatedly calling the company's corporate headquarters in search of one employee.