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Oscar Isaac as the split-personality character Steven Grant/Marc Spector turning into Moon Knight, now on Disney Plus.

Reviewing Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Post Debut on Disney+

The Manual reviews 'Moon Night,' the new Disney+, Marvel universe series airing Wednesdays beginning March 30 with highlights, synopsis, and expectations.
Teresa Misagal of Dailola for Taylor Stitch over a black background.

Dailola and Taylor Stitch Release Shibori Style Dyed Line

Taylor Stitch partnered with Brooklyn-based artist, Teresa Misagal of Dailola, to release a limited edition four-piece, Shibori style hand-dyed collection.
Kansas University Jayhawk basketball players wearing the new Adidas 'More Is Possible' warmup shirts.

Adidas To Share Profits With Sponsored Student-Athletes

Adidas became the first major sports brand to make Name, Image, Likeness endorsements available to every eligible student-athlete at partnered universities.
A Wyoming landscape, mountain lake and rocks leading up to jagged mountains with the sun setting behind them.

Wyoming Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

A guide and reasons to visit the Cowboy State in the spring and summer — Yellowstone, breweries, rodeos, outdoors in Jackson Hole, etc.
A horse stands amidst green fields and rolling hills in the Cocora Valley, Colombia.

Naya Traveler Launches Immersive Colombian Luxury Tours

Naya Traveler, which designs personalized, curated culturally immersive experiences, launched private, tailor-made Colombian journeys this month.
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performing at Coachella, April 22, 2012.

Snoop Dogg Is on Blockchain and Death Row Is an NFT

Snoop Doggy Dogg followed a Death Row Records acquisition in March by announcing plans to turn the legendary Death Row Records hip-hop label into an NFT label.
Banpresto My Hero Academia World Heroes Mission Katsuki Bakugo Ichibansho.

Check Out the Insane Detail in These Best Geek Collectibles

These awesome collectibles from GameStop are so incredibly detailed it's INSANE! Take a look! If you see anything you like, you can buy or pre-order them now.
Wilco performing at the 2019 Sound on Sound festival in Austin, Texas.

The Best Music Festivals To Lose Yourself in 2022

We're in the thick of summer and there are still plenty of great music festivals and concerts to take in. Here are the best for the rest of 2022.
Bob Iger as a Genies avatar.

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaps Into the Genies Metaverse

Genies, a leading avatar technology company, announced that former Disney CEO Bob Iger has joined its Board of Directors and invested in the startup.
Perry Ellis-sporting model avatars at the first Metaverse Fashion Week.

Metaverse Fashion Week Delivering Swanky, Digital Wearables

The first official Metaverse Fashion Week is here to deliver cutting-edge NFT designs from the world’s top fashion houses on the Decentraland platform.
Austin Butler as the King in the preview for the 'Elvis' movie.

‘Elvis’ Trailer Promises a Stunning Biopic of the King

News of an actual 'Elvis' movie preview emerging for the first time fulfills the promise and excitement of what has been a long, pandemic delayed production.
how to breathe deep a man breathing under the sun

Practice Deep Breathing To Benefit Your Body and Mind

This guide not only shows the correct posture and techniques for deep breathing, but will show how this can help calm nerves, sleep better, and more.
The Manual examines the United States men's soccer team as it stands on the brink of earning a ticket to the World Cup in Qatar this summer.

Two Weeks to World Cup Qualifying — U.S. Men’s Soccer Update

The Manual examines the United States men's soccer team as it stands on the brink of earning a ticket to the World Cup in Qatar this summer.
John Mayer strumming his guitar as he performs onstage at The Forum.

The Show Must Go On With 2022’s Best Music Tours

The world is opening again and this means live music is back. The Manual rounds up the best music tours to attend as pandemic restrictions ebb.
Fashionable Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro sporting white Hudson Jeans.

Hudson Jeans Joins With Miami Heat Guard Tyler Herro

Hudson Jeans, a US-based premium denim manufacturer, released its first branded partnership with a professional athlete, Miami Heat point guard Tyler Herro.
A Breeze Airlines A220 jet in flight.

With 35 New Routes, Breeze Airways Now Flies Coast to Coast

JetBlue founder Jeff Neelman's start-up Breeze Airways announced plans to nearly double its routes, adding 35 flights in addition to cross-country flights.
Stalks of rye grain against a dark blue sky.

Rising Food Costs Inform Global Links During Ukranian Crisis

Rising food prices during the Ukrainian invasion bring global links into focus. Despite the crisis, there is encouraging news on the edges of a bleak vista.
Panorama of Medellín sitting under the Andes.

Medellín Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Do, and More

Travel along with The Manual to Medellín, Colombia in this guide to eating, drinking, sleeping, and experiencing the City of Eternal Spring.
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How to Prepare to Get Running Outside This Spring

Spring is right around the corner, so here are a few tips to get your body (and gear) in shape for the unexpected weather ahead.
Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in 'The Dropout.'

Hulu’s ‘The Dropout’ — A Tale of Greed Gone Off the Rails

The Dropout tells the tale of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) in the tale of Theranos, her biomedical company that turned out to be a massive con.
The University of Dayton Arena, which has hosted all First Four games since the round's inception in 2011 (except 2021), and 123 tournament games, the most of any venue.

NCAA Tournament Contenders as March Madness Begins

As the NCAA Tournament and March Madness kick off this week, The Manual takes a look at the most likely contenders for an NCAA Championship game on April 4.
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‘Black Market’ Exposes College Basketball’s Pay for Play

'Black Market,' from Merl Code, explores college basketball's dark underworld and exposes systems that exploit young athletes but also offers a way forward.
An Amazon Books store.

Amazon’s Brick and Mortar Bookstore Initiative Slams Shut

First, Amazon killed traditional bookstores. Then it opened its own. Now, Amazon is doing away with its bookstores.
An image from a March 1 tweet from Lazy Lions announcing its partnership with Puma.

A Puma.eth Rebrand and Leap Into Cat NFTs in the Metaverse

Puma CEO Bjørn Gulden announced that 2021 was its most successful, despite COVID-19 issues and obstacles. The company followed with a leap into the metaverse.
Jazz and Will Smith look out over the greater L.A. valley in Peacock's reboot, 'Bel-Air.'

Bel-Air — a 1990s Peacock Reboot With a True Social Message

Writer Cooper Morgan has made Jabari Banks, aka the new Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, earn his crown in a new drama that is quite rare for Peaco
Steve Aoki on stage during day three of Collision 2019 at Enercare Center in Toronto, Canada.

Steve Aoki NFTs Earn More In Months Than a Decade in Music

Veteran DJ and producer Steve Aoki explains how he’s made more money from NFTs than in a decade in music at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on February 10.
Costa Rican sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

Our Top 6 Sustainable Tourism Destinations You Should Visit

U.S. travel is supposed to grow 28.4% in 2022, buoying the economy and bringing unintended adverse consequences. Here's a guide to sustainable places in turn.
Malek Amrani, founder of Vice Wines.

Interview With Vice Wines Vineyard Founder Malek Amrani

Vice Wines vineyard founder Malek Amrani chats about supply issues, optimism, and ambition for the wine industry in 2022.
Deportivo Saprissa celebrates its CONCACAF League champion trophy after drawing 0-0 against Motagua at the Tegucigalpa National Stadium in 2019.

MLS Teams Fighting for CONCACAF Championship Lives This Week and Next

The New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders play two matches against CONCACAF tournament favorites this week to move onto semifinal matches in April.
Eric Cantona (front) and photographer and Looking FC partner Karim Chater (back) on a motorbike in Casablanca.

Manchester U’s Eric Cantona, Dharma Offer Soccer Pilgrimages

A sports legend and former captain of Manchester United soccer club unveils the launch of dream soccer trips in concert with disruptive travel startup Dharma.
Kanye West on the 'Watch The Throne Tour' with Jay-Z at Gelredome Arnhem, Netherlands.

Kanye West the Latest to Spurn Spotify With ‘Donda 2’ Release

Kanye West’s move to spurn Spotify and other streaming platforms spotlights the current strife in a constantly fracturing and rehealing music industry.
Gucci models stand at the entrance to the Vault, the luxury apparel company's new metaverse venture offering vintage goods.

Gucci’s New Metaverse Shelves Via the Vault Concept Store

Vault, Gucci’s experimental online space (by creative director Alessandro Michele), furthers exploration of luxurious uncharted territories in the metaverse.
Neither Steven Yeun nor the audience know what they're looking up at in Jordan Peele's 'Nope' preview.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Preview Teased Ominous Skies at the Super Bowl

Jordan Peele’s 'Nope' trailer suggests, but doesn’t reveal the plot. Heavily viewed during the Super Bowl, 'Nope' transcends Get Out (2017) and Us (2019).
Ron Finley in the 'Gangsta Garden' sporting his new Taylor Stitch line.

The Gangsta Gardener Partners With Taylor Stitch

Between Masterclasses, public speaking, and his organic plot, ‘Gangsta Gardener’ Ron Finley is now also partnering with Taylor Stitch on a work clothing line.
Ghostbusters 1984 theatrical poster and director Ivan Reitman at the premiere of Labor Day, Toronto Film Festival 2013.

‘Ghostbusters’ Director Ivan Reitman Dies at 75

Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind many beloved late 20th century comedies like 'Animal House' and 'Ghostbusters,' has died at 75.
Granola pieces on wooden board, close up view

This Is How To Choose the Healthiest Snack Bars

When it comes to selecting the best health bars, follow these guidelines.
A Halo soldier finds one of the mysterious 'objects' sought after by the alien Covenant in 'Halo' the series.

New Halo Trailer Finally Reveals Plot and Release Date

The new Paramount Plus Halo trailer teased Master Chief Petty Officer John-117’s backstory, the first image of Cortana, and announced a March 24 release date.
A Bitcoin is pictured next to a cell phone, iPad and two cups of coffee.

Celebrities Buy Crypto and Say You Should Too

Celebrity promotions of cryptocurrencies create criticism (and even break securities laws) encouraging people to jump into speculative investments.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD Products and How They Work

What’s the best way to deliver cannabidiol benefits? It depends on the treatment you're looking for. Come along with The Manual to navigate the CBD world.
Serta and Shinola's 313 mattress.

Shinola and Serta Debut The 313 Mattress Collection

The 313 Mattress Collection from Serta and Shinola is a line of premium, plush mattresses that marry Serta’s comfort commitment to Shinola’s timeless style.
Leatherface faces an idealistic foe wielding cell phones.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Terrorizes After Almost Five Decades

In 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' 2022, a group of idealistic young friends accidentally disrupt Leatherface's carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town.
Compact Disc.

Are Music CDs Coming Back and Will They Be As Popular?

It's been 17 years since compact disc sales rose (at least Adele's did). This medium’s attraction and accessibility helps the format’s rise (and ceiling).
Two people wearing a matching winter coats and snow pants from The North Face XX Kaws collection.

The North Face XX Kaws Collection Colors Outside the Lines

The North Face XX Kaws collection is the brand’s very first line designed by the legendary artist and was available for purchase beginning February 17.
Shantell Martin posing with her art in the background.

These Artists Are Inviting You to Engage in Their NFT Art

Shantell Martin and Jon Burgerman are inviting their audiences into the process with their individual art and co-created collection, 'Let’s Draw Together.'
Coachella NFTs from its Desert Reflections and Sight and Sounds Collections.

Coachella Festival NFTs Harder to Score Than Show Tickets

While this year’s festival quickly sold out, Coachella’s new NFT offerings are also not only gone, but now only available for tens of thousands of dollars.
Screenshot of Vrbo's 'A Place for Together' ad during the 2022 Super Bowl pregame show television commercial.

Win a Free Vrbo Vacation During Its First TikTok Challenge

Vrbo is giving away three $5,000 vacations for its first TikTokchallenge. Users must post a TikTok video surrounded by their favorite people through Feb. 19.
Film still from "My Neighbor Totoro." Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli. 1988.

Immersion in Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli in L.A. and Japan

Discover the stunning cultural impact that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli has brought to the world since 1985 in an L.A. exhibit and a Japan theme park.
G-SHOCK and Museum of Youth Culture’s GW-M5610MOYC-1ER collaborative watch.

G-SHOCK and London Museum Collaborate In Ode to Punk Culture

February 18, G-SHOCK drops a new collab with London’s Museum of Youth Culture, an ode to Gavin Watson’s photographic chronicle of the 1980s British punk scene.
The side and top view of the Yeezy Boost 700 "Sulfur Yellow."

Kanye West’s “Sulfur Yellow” Adidas Yeezy Boost 700

Kanye West‘s footwear catalog with Adidas now boasts the Yeezy Boost 700 “Sulfur Yellow” colorway, adding to the creative genius’ Spring release calendar.
d.RT's joggers and Holla Back hoodie.

Spring Joggers From Rhone, Myles Momentum, d.RT, and UNKNWN

Prepare for spring with a new warmup. Form-fitting and eco-considerate, these threads from Rhone, Myles Momentum, d.RT, and UNKNWN will keep motivated.