Nicole Raney

Nicole Raney

Nicole Raney is a Texas native, writer, photographer, and the Managing Editor of The Manual. She came to Portland, Oregon, via Austin, where she worked in lifestyle media and radio. When she isn’t playing with words and images, she is eating ridiculous amounts of tacos and spending time outside.
Articles
Culture

See The Manual Podcast Crew Live at the Portland Podcast Festival

What's that? Never heard of the Portland Podcast Festival? Get in the know and come see us in Portland this November.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The $100 Backpacking Challenge Episode

The challenge is simple: spend only $100 on your backpacking gear and see what happens.
Culture

Burt Reynolds, Man’s Man and Unconventional Movie Star, Dead at 82

Standout moments in his career include turning down an offer to play James Bond and, of course, his famous 1972 centerfold in 'Cosmopolitan'.
Fashion & Style

Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue Light-Blocking Glasses for Men

Peruse our picks and let us know if you like what you see (pun intended).
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Travel Portland Episode

The Rose City is The Manual's headquarters, and in honor of our 50th episode, it was only fitting to talk about all things Portland.
Fashion & Style

Reebok’s Newest Sneaker Is ‘Made From Things That Grow’

The Reebok Future team was tasked with finding ways to use plants rather than oil-based materials to make the company’s footwear.