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

Are the Spurs Done?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Don't people ask that every year? While some sportswriters say this was the "last best chance" of Duncan era, others still think there's a shot at that fifth championship. 

Is T.O. the Good Guy For Once?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The Allen Wranglers released star wide receiver Terrell Owens for no-showing at a children's hospital. But was the boot also about money? Get your popcorn ready. 

Lance Wins!

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

In just his fourth race on the triathlon circuit, Lance Armstrong is a champion once again, winning the Ironman 70.3 in Haines City, Florida.

When Tipping Isn’t Optional

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Who is the Bum Steer here? The Houstonian who refused to pay a mandatory tip or the restaurant that allegedly locked her in the establishment and called the police when she wouldn't pay up?

Dan Jenkins, Hall of Famer

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The pride of Paschal High became the first living sportswriter to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night. 

Sweeping Up After the Mavs

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What's next for the no-longer defending champions? Five takeaways from the Mavericks's first-round playoff loss to Oklahoma City. 

The Nuge’s Stranglehold

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Ted Nugent, the unrepentant hunter and right-wing activist, grabs the media's attention with his political rhetoric, landing appearances on the Texas Tribune and CBS This Morning. 

Did Andy Pettitte Change His Story?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The former Astros pitcher's testimony in the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens didn't help the prosecution, but was it different from what Pettitte said to Congress in 2008?

Paul v. Paul

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Ron Paul debated economic policy with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Bloomberg Television, but the throwdown had no teeth.