Friday, June 7, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Judge Peggy Kuo


Erica Rivera spoke to New York Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo about her participation in the Foca rape camp trials. Read about how rape was used as a weapon of war in the June 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Erica Rivera On Reviving Chivalry


Erica Rivera compiled a list of 17 chivalrous acts that need to make a comeback for Mandatory. Read the piece here.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Erica Rivera Featured on The Grace Tales



The Grace Tales, a modern mother's lifestyle site, interviewed Erica Rivera about recovering from anorexia, becoming a better mother, and self-care. Read the interview online here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Chris Koza


Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Chris Koza about tilling his mind for memories while making his new solo album Sleepwalkers Part 1. Read the piece in the April 24, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Maggie Battista


Erica Rivera spoke to blogger and entrepreneur Maggie Battista about A New Way to Food, her cookbook focused on feel-good foods and self-love. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Erica Rivera Reports On The Elder Abuse Crisis


Erica Rivera spoke to several advocates at the forefront of the elder care abuse crisis. Read about the maltreatment, lack of legislation, and proposed changes surrounding this epidemic in the April 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Erica Interviews Mark Mallman


Erica Rivera spoke to musician Mark Mallman about coping with his mother's death, using music to heal, and his new memoir The Happiness Playlist. Read the piece in the March 27, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Erica Rivera On Must-See Movies


Erica Rivera started a series of posts on must-see movies for Mandatory, a lifestyle website for Gen Z men. Whether you're feeling lonely, need a testosterone infusion, want to run away, or are tempted to text your ex, you can indulge those sentiments vicariously through Mandatory Movies. Check in on Mandatory every week for a new installment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Lazerbeak


Erica Rivera spoke to Doomtree CEO and musical artist Lazerbeak about managing anxiety with meditation, his ever-growing crystal collection, and the mellow vibe on his new album Luther. Read the piece in the March 6, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Erica Rivera Profiles Women in the Construction Industry


Erica Rivera interviewed several Minnesotan women in the construction industry about their career paths and the challenges of working in a male-dominated field. Read the piece about these trailblazing trades workers in the March 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Marlon James


Erica Rivera spoke to Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James about socio-political commentary, queerness, and the trickster narrator in Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in his new Dark Star trilogy. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Karen Babine


Erica Rivera spoke with author Karen Babine about her new book All the Wild Hungers and about how cooking became a form of caretaking during her mother's battle with cancer. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Asma Mohammed


Erica Rivera spoke to Asma Mohammed, the advocacy director at Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood (RISE), about founding a healing circle for survivors of sexual violence. Read the piece in the December 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Phosphorescent (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to Matthew Houck of indie Americana band Phosphorescent about his relationship with alcohol, his marriage to an Aussie musician, and spiritual influences on his new album C'est La Vie. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Houck in 2013 for Vita.mn. You can read that interview here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Andrea Gibson


Erica Rivera interviewed queer poet Andrea Gibson about their new book Lord of the Butterflies, spoken-word stage fright, and how the personal and political merge in their writing. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Pastry Chef Zoë François


Erica Rivera spoke to pastry chef Zoë François about her new book Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Read all about the new, sweet recipes and the myriad religions and cultures that revolve around bread on City Pages here.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Authors of "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book"


Erica Rivera spoke to Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson and Star Tribune Taste editor Lee Svitak Dean about their new cookbook The Great Minnesota Cookie Book. The book is based on the annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest that Nelson started 15 years ago. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Gaelynn Lea


Erica Rivera spoke to Gaelynn Lea, the 2016 winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, about her new album, touring challenges, and her activism for people with disabilities. Read the piece in the Oct. 24, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles Bathtub Cig


Erica Rivera spoke to Hilary James, founding member of Bathtub Cig, one of City Pages' "Picked to Click" groups for 2018. Though the band was born of depression, its music is far from a downer. Read all about it in the Oct. 17, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Rebecca Traister


Erica Rivera spoke to feminist and journalist Rebecca Traister about her new book Good and Mad and the historical impact of women's anger on America. Read the piece on City Pages here.