Wilbert L. Cooper

Comics!

Todd McFarlane Is the Anti-Hero of American Comics

Ahead of the filming of his new 'Spawn' film, the legendary comic book mogul shares his life-long struggle to pursue his artistic and creative dreams.
Wilbert L. Cooper
11.19.18
Culture

It's Been 10 Years Since Obama Was Elected. Here's What It Meant

A reflection on election night 2008 and what it meant for black journalists to see America vote in its first black president.
Wilbert L. Cooper
11.6.18
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
blackkklansmen

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.20.18
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
Black Women Making History

The Sisterhood Behind the Raciest, Rawest Podcast on the Internet

'Whoreible Decisions' brings listeners inside the illicit conversations of professional young black women.
Wilbert L. Cooper
5.7.18
style

A Legendary Watchmaker Describes His Greatest Regrets

"All of the things we make will be forgotten eventually. But that’s OK."
Wilbert L. Cooper
1.9.18
masculinity

I Was Forced to Fight, Now I'm Learning to Cry

Black boys have to bury their emotions as they face off against racism and chase machismo.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.14.17
jouvert

Brooklyn's Street Masquerade Is Now a 'Police Parade'

Thousands of Brooklynites who attended J'ouvert found themselves getting hassled by the NYPD.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.5.17
Views My Own

Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.17.17
Trash Talk

This Artist Transforms Herself into Gruesome Movie Monsters

We visited the home of Jaimie Warren, who is famous for her self-portraits as pop-culture icons. She let us dig through her garbage.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.21.17
Men's Fashion Week Photo Diary

This Cruising-Themed Fashion Show Took Place in a Leather Bar

Menswear designer Willy Chavarria put on one of the most radical and subversive presentations of New York Fashion Week: Men's.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.13.17
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