Friday, May 18, 2018

Erica Rivera Reports on Menopause and Creativity


Erica Rivera spoke to musical artists Pippi Ardennia, Desdamona, and Tina Schlieske about persevering through "the change" and how (peri)menopause affected their creativity. Read the piece online here or in the May 20, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Lake Street Dive (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to Rachael Price, lead vocalist for Lake Street Dive, about the band's genre-defying music, political influences on their new album Free Yourself Up, and finding time for a personal life. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Lake Street Dive member Mike Olson in 2014. Read that Q&A here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Static Panic


Erica Rivera spoke to Ro Lorenzen of Static Panic about gender fluidity, '80s music influences, and the story behind the band's name. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Professional Mermaid Hannah Fraser


Erica Rivera spoke to Hannah Fraser, a  Los Angeles-based professional mermaid, about creating her own tails, occupational hazards, and her ocean conservation activism. Read more on Mandatory here.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Siri Daly


Erica Rivera spoke to Today show contributor Siri Daly about her Minnesota roots and her new cookbook Siriously Delicious. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Dan Israel


Erica Rivera spoke to Dan Israel about retiring from the Minnesota State Legislature's Revisor's Office, his divorce, and finding liberation from a midlife crisis on his new album You're Free. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Steven Cohen Photo.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Claire Dederer


Erica Rivera spoke to author Claire Dederer about marriage, monsters, and her midlife memoir Love & Trouble. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Invisibilia's Lulu Miller


Erica Rivera spoke to Invisibilia podcast co-founder Lulu Miller about her unconventional career path, the show's viral success, and the dark recesses of human experience. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Kristen Finn.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Melissa Broder About "The Pisces"


Erica Rivera spoke to So Sad Today bestselling author Melissa Broder about mermen, depression, and her sexy new novel The Pisces. Read the profile on Kirkus here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Kailen Rosenberg


Erica Rivera spoke to Kailen Rosenberg, owner of elite matchmaking service The Love Architects, about her new dating app The Lodge Social Club. Is it the next best thing in online dating or just another way to find a dud? Find out on City Pages here.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles SPIRAL Collective


Erica Rivera spoke to the leadership circle of SPIRAL Collective, a reproductive health organization based in Minneapolis. Read the piece in the May 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Ben Kovacs


Erica Rivera spoke to Ben Kovacs, co-founder of Guardian Gym, a non-profit martial arts gym that provides a safe after-school space for youth in Oakland, California. Read his story on Mandatory here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Shawn Francis Peters


Erica Rivera spoke to Shawn Francis Peters about his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward. The true story exposes one of Minneapolis' most notorious criminals and his attempt to profit from the death of a local dressmaker. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews The Replacements' Roadie


Erica Rivera sat down with Bill Sullivan, a former roadie for the Replacements. Sullivan discussed some of the highs and lows of hanging with the legendary punk band in regards to his new tour diary Lemon Jail. Read the piece in the April 11, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Melissa Coleman



Erica Rivera sat down with Melissa Coleman, creator of The Faux Martha blog, to discuss her new cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen. Read about her less-is-more approach to cooking and design on City Pages here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews John Jodzio (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to short story author John Jodzio about This Is The Only Orientation You're Going to Get, his latest collection of crazy tales. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Jodzio in 2016 about his book Knockout. You can read that Q&A here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Sloane Crosley


Erica Rivera spoke to Sloane Crosley about her calamity magnetism, befriending swingers, and egg freezing in regards to her new personal essay collection Look Alive Out There. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Colin Meloy


Erica Rivera spoke to Colin Meloy of the Decemberists about post-election depression, suicidal ideation, and and the trippy artwork on the band's new album I'll Be Your Girl. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Davu Seru


Erica Rivera spoke to composer and improvisational drummer Davu Seru about his new production Dead King Mother. Read about how a tragic murder on the same night as Martin Luther King's death informed this "blues for chamber ensemble" in the April 2, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Jeremy Messersmith (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to Jeremy Messersmith about intergalactic real estate agents, mini-marriages, and televangelist parasites in regards to his new album Late Stage Capitalism. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.