Manuel is a writer, editor, and critical thinker. A pop culture enthusiast and an eternal Buffy fan, he mostly writes about queer and Latinx media and culture.
He's a regular contributor to Remezcla and Backstage Magazine. He has a regular monthly column ("Movie-Made Gay") over at Catapult. Featured in The New York Times, BuzzFeed Reader, Film Comment, Esquire, The Atlantic, Electric
Literature, Los Angeles Review of Books and Vice, among others.
He's one of the writers of Chad Sell's critically acclaimed and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom (Knopf Books for Young Readers), a New York Times Summer Pick.
He's also the author of Judy at Carnegie Hall (Bloomsbury Press, 2020), a 33 1/3 book on the 1961 Grammy award-winning double album.