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

SXSW: 5 Notable Moments

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Another memorable SXSW included appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Anthony Bourdain, record-setting attendance, and the return of Matthew McConaughey on the bongos.

Anthony Graves Update

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

48 Hours Mystery updated its "Grave Injustice" episode, which first aired last year, to include information about his exoneration and the compensation he received from the state.

How Safe is Mexico?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a "clear-cut political agenda."

Numerous Scandals Rock El Paso Area

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

A county commissioner was accused of distributing 110 pounds of marijuana, a tenured UTEP professor violated university policies, a suburban mayor dined at Hooters with city money, and mayoral candidate got a lap dance in his campaign office.

It’s Baylor’s Moment

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Lengthy features in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times celebrate the Bears’ unprecedented sports success and its implications for the university at large.