You Should Know: The Manual's Cator Sparks

by guestofaguest · September 23, 2014

Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks, a Southern boy living in Harlem, is the Editor in Chief of The Manual, an online magazine that's "The essential guide for men." A talented writer, Sparks has also written for,, The New York Times and The Huffington Post, among others.

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Occupation: Editor in Chief, Instagram/Twitter: @catorsparks

"Jesus is a biscuit!"

Cator Sparks Questionnaire

What do you actually do all day? Throw on a caftan and write, edit, bug my wonderful writers, roll on the floor with my dog, and then garden with my man.

Favorite song growing up? Let's Hear It For The Boys!

My biggest secret is... Honey, I'm an open book - just ask.

Why do you live in NYC? Because it's a magic glitter bomb that blows my mind daily. Because it's so mind boggling I live part time in Charleston to collect my wits.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Subway - my reading time.

My motto is... Jesus is a biscuit!

My alter ego is... Spectra Gramm & Count Catoria.

The last drink I had was... NYC Finest.

My secret crush is... King Ludwig II - that grotto!

What was your first job? Yogurt peddler at Freshens in ATL. My bosses were gay and introduced me to RuPaul...

Coming from? Going to? A dandy chin wag with Patrick McDonald and off to Billy Kirk store opening. Yay boys!

What is your favorite work of art? The orientalist mural Justin Giunta painted around my Charleston dining room.

Who should we know? Thyself.