WILBERT L COOPER

Music

My Search for TV on the Radio’s Mythical Williamsburg

On the tenth anniversary of 'Dear Science,' Wilbert L. Cooper reflects on discovering the seminal Brooklyn band as an angsty black youth in Ohio.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.18.18
manhood

All Masculinity Is Toxic

Feminist writer and activist John Stoltenberg believes we need to give up manhood for good if we want to live morally sound and love-filled lives.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.26.18
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
3.24.17
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
2.2.17
The They Come Out at Night Issue

Hip-Hop Hog-Calling at the Iowa State Fair

In this month's Artifact, VICE's Wilbert L. Cooper remembers defying the odds and winning a hog-calling contest at the Iowa State Fair.
Wilbert L. Cooper
11.23.16
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
VICE Does America

The 'VICE Does America' Crew Clashed with Confederate-Loving Civil War Reenactors in Alabama

VICE sent a black dude, a Muslim guy, and an immigrant lady to a Civil War reenactment down in Jacksonville and shit went from zero to 100 real quick.
VICE Staff
8.11.16
Travel

We Meet Senator Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair on This Episode of 'VICE Does America'

The gang travels across the Midwest and gets a small taste of the campaign circus in Iowa.
VICE Staff
7.21.16
VICE Does America

We Step Inside Colorado's Legal Weed Industry on This Episode of 'VICE Does America'

And Abdullah, VICE's resident weed expert, makes sure his co-hosts, Will and Martina, dab for the first time.
VICE Staff
7.14.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Scared White People Who Love Donald Trump

It's this angst over a more black and brown America, coupled with a widespread frustration with the political system, that is the driving force behind the juggernaut of Donald Trump.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.12.16
News

I Am Young and Black and I Don't Want to Die

How can you feel safe when black death is everywhere you look and tools like guns only seem to make you more of a target?
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.11.16
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