Manuel is a New York City-based 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 & 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.
Author of Judy at Carnegie Hall (Bloomsbury Press, 2020), a 33 1/3 book on the 1961 Grammy award-winning double album.