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

Ted Cruz for President?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The U.S. Senate candidate's national profile rises further with a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Too bad that he can't ever run for president. Or can he?

RIP, Sally Ride

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What people are saying about NASA's first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.

Texas A&M’s Bisbee, R.I.P.

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The feral cat and unofficial campus mascot was found dead on Thursday, but he's still got eight more lives on Twitter. An interview with @AggieBisbee. 

Earl Campbell’s Third Act

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Sports Illustrated catches up with the former Houston Oilers running back, painting an affecting portrait of the Tyler Rose, who overcame substance abuse addiction in 2009. 

Lance Can’t Beat Sam Sparks

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Austin's always colorful district judge smacks down a request by Lance Armstrong's lawyers for a temporary restraining order against the United States Anti-Doping Agency. It was refiled on Tuesday. 

Have Yu Voted?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Yu Darvish is poised to be the Texas Rangers' eighth all-star when baseball's "Final Vote" promotion ends today at 3 p.m. 

Perry Pens Border Security Op-Ed

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Writing in the Austin American-Statesman, the governor says the U.S. is "through the looking glass in terms of border policy," and revives talk of forbidding so-called "sanctuary cities."

Texas, Measured in Altuves

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who is 5'5", has been turned into a unit of measurement by a baseball writer, who created a website that will convert distances into "Altuves."

No Luv
Southwest Cracks Down on Cleavage

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

A naturally large-chested woman in a sundress didn't feel the "LUV" from Southwest when a gate agent dubbed her cleavage-revealing outfit "inappropriate."

What’s Next for the Rocket?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

He's been acquitted, but people are still talking about Roger Clemens' alleged PED use and his chances of getting voted into the Hall of Fame.