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
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
Trash Talk

What's in Chris Turner's Trash? Rolling Papers, Incense, and Art Work

We found a bunch of other cool things while rifling through the jazz singer-songwriter's refuse.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.3.17
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
2.28.17
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
10.21.16
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
VICE Does America

This Anthropologist Identifies the Bodies of Dead Border-Crossers

The trio heads to Texas and meets an anthropologist who works to identify the corpses of those who died trying to cross the US border.
VICE Staff
7.28.16
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