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
4.19.17
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
3.24.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Losing All Inhibition at the 'Dirty Masquerade'

Wilbert L. Cooper immerses himself in J'ouvert, the West Indian street masquerade that some see as a glorious cultural institution and others see as New York City's deadliest cultural event.
VICE Staff
3.1.17
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
The They Come Out at Night Issue

Hip-Hop Hog-Calling at the Iowa State Fair

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

What I Learned as a Black Man Travelling 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 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
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
7.12.16
VICE Does America

Road Tripping in America as a Muslim Man

I could never let Islamophobia stop me from seeing my country. At the end of the day, I'm an American. If I don't go out and confront the ignorance that tries to take that identity away from me, I'm letting it win.
T. Kid
6.30.16
VICE Does America

There Is No 'Transcending Race' in America

When you're black you don't have the luxury of even feigning colorblindness, because America always has a way of reminding you who you are.
Wilbert L. Cooper
6.30.16
The Borders Issue

Kamasi Washington's Father Helped Mold 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
6.13.16
News

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.
Wilbert L. Cooper
5.14.16
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