WILBERT L COOPER

Art

Maurizio Cattelan Will Never Stop Trolling the Art World

The director of the new Maurizio Cattelan documentary, 'Be Right Back,' tells us what it's like documenting the controversial and elusive artist.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.18.17
Science

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts

The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.
Ian Burkhart
3.25.17
Art

Awol Erizku Was Hot Long Before He Photographed Beyoncé's Baby Bump

VICE has had a long and fruitful relationship with the artist who shot the Beyoncé pregnancy photo. Here are some of our favorite photos we've published by him over the years.
VICE Staff
2.3.17
VICE TALKS FILM

Director Barry Jenkins on Creating Empathy Through His Film 'Moonlight'

We sat down with the director to chat about his fantastic new coming-of-age drama about a boy grappling with his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighborhood.
VICE Staff
10.22.16
VICE Does America

What I Learned as a Black Man Traveling Through the Terrifying Heart of America

As I traveled the nation for VICE, I saw some Americans yearning for a time that had long since passed, a time that they barely understood, a time that was defined by white supremacy.
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.15.16
The Listen Closely Issue

Kamasi Washington's Father Helped Mould Him into a Jazz Master

Kamasi Washington's dad, Rickey, played an essential role in the talented musician's life, challenging and nurturing him so that he could become the man and artist he is today.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.24.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Scared White People Who Love Donald Trump

The angst over a more black and brown America, coupled with a widespread frustration with the political system, is the driving force behind the juggernaut of Donald Trump.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.13.16
Stuff

Justin Bieber's Dreadlocks Show How White People (Still) Steal Everything

Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.6.16
Stuff

We're Still Marching Towards MLK's Promised Land

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality in America has been deferred.
Wilbert L. Cooper
1.19.16
Music

Grappling with Nostalgia at Mariah Carey's Christmas Concert

On one hand, I really wanted to give myself over to Mariah's magical Christmas dream; on the other hand, I kind of hated myself for being so damn sentimental.
Wilbert L. Cooper
12.17.15
red right hand

Why the Police Didn't Catch the Cleveland Strangler Sooner

Part three of our series looks into the Cleveland police force's overworked and under-resourced sex crimes department, which contributed to Sowell's ability to prey on vulnerable women for years.
VICE Staff
11.5.15
red right hand

How 11 Black Women Fell Victim to the Cleveland Strangler

In part two of our series, host Wilbert L. Cooper meets with survivors of Anthony Sowell's crimes, retracing the timeline of when the victims went missing and chronicling law enforcement's missteps.
VICE Staff
11.4.15
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