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      Wilbert L. Cooper

      Wilbert L. Cooper

      Senior Editor

      Wilbert is from a suburb of Cleveland where every street is a cul-de-sac named after a forest animal. He now works for us in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is arguably even more homogenous and suffocating, but at least you can smoke pot on the sidewalk without getting hassled (just roll it with a little tobacco). Wilbert’s also earned a master’s degree in print publishing at NYU, which he keeps trying to tell us is not a joke, but we just keep shaking our head like “… This guy. This guy.” Hoping he catches on soon.

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Aug 11, 2014

      Tricking for Treats

      Because I'm an editor for VICE, I get a buttload of free stuff from every kind of retailer you can think of. Unfortunately, most of it is so wack, I end up regifting it. Just the other day, I received a plastic jug of water-based cooch lube—the shit was t…

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Aug 11, 2014
      By VICE Staff Feb 10, 2014

      Smiling and Vomiting at New York Fashion Week

      Fashion Week has hit New York City once again and big, fancy designers are showing their latest collections for spring/summer 2014. So, we went to a few shows to figure out what all the Tumblr goofballs, twinks, and trust-funders will be wearing when it's…

      By VICE Staff Feb 10, 2014
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Feb 6, 2014

      Power

      All eyes were on Shayne Oliver as he stepped into a sweltering Bronx church in the heat of summer, 2001. The lanky teenager shuffled into the vestibule wearing a short white crop top, exposing his taut midriff.

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Feb 6, 2014
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jan 16, 2014

      Buttloads of Pain

      The horror that befell Oscarina Busse's backside began in July 2009. The 35-year-old Floridian felt a dull but persistent itch deep in the meat of her buttocks, one that was impossible to scratch. Like thousands of women across the globe, Oscarina was suf…

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jan 16, 2014
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jan 7, 2014

      Buttloads of Pain

      The horror that befell Oscarina Busse's backside began in July 2009. The 35-year-old Floridian felt a dull but persistent itch deep in the meat of her buttocks, one that was impossible to scratch.

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jan 7, 2014
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Oct 23, 2013

      Girls Rule My World

      Through my relentless search on the internet for the perfect gifts, I discovered three new amazing companies run by people with vaginas that make cool stuff for other people with vaginas. I was so inspired by their very different but awesome missions that…

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Oct 23, 2013
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Dec 27 2013

      Scrap or Die

      One sweltering afternoon in July, I found myself breaking and entering into a derelict warehouse on the east side of Cleveland. I was in the middle of a crash course in metal theft from a man named Jay Jackson.

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Dec 27 2013
      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jul 23, 2013

      Jimi Nxir's "Thundher" Video

      Jimi Nxir is in his own lane—honing a sound that falls somewhere between D'Angelo and Burial. It's soulful and electronic, emotive and dark. I'm super proud to premiere his debut music video for "Thundher," which was produced by Street Etiquette's Joshua…

      By Wilbert L. Cooper Jul 23, 2013