Thursday, June 23, 2016

Erica Rivera Previews Bon Iver's New Hotel


Erica Rivera got a sneak peek of Bon Iver's new boutique hotel, The Oxbow, opening soon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Read more on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Erica Rivera Previews "Delightful 10"


Erica Rivera spoke to artists Amy Rice and Jennifer Davis about their new exhibition, Delightful 10, that celebrates ten years of friendship and painting. Read more on City Pages here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Kathy Griffin


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian Kathy Griffin about sexism, her younger man, and her favorite Twin Cities pizza place. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Max Porter


Erica Rivera spoke with Granta Books editor Max Porter about Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, his debut novel from Graywolf Press. Porter's story is based on his own experience of losing his father in his childhood. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Jaque Fragua


Erica Rivera spoke to Jemez Pueblo painter Jaque Fragua about mural-making, reclaiming Native American symbolism, and the use of the whirling log in his artwork. Read more on Crave Online here.

(Photo by @indiangiver and @mmoriesonppers on Instagram.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles David Olenick


Erica Rivera interviewed David Olenick, a New York artist who channels his fashion industry experience and food anxiety into his work. Read the profile of Crave Online here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Natalie Goldberg


Erica Rivera spoke with renowned writing teacher and author Natalie Goldberg about Zen meditation, idol worship, and "Minnesota nice" culture. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Adam Carolla (Again!)


Erica Rivera interviewed podcast personality and bestselling author Adam Carolla about competitive parenting, the ideal Father's Day, and his latest book "Daddy, Stop Talking!" Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Rivera also interviewed Adam Carolla in 2013 for Vita.mn. Read that interview here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Chuck Klosterman


Erica Rivera spoke to pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman about his provocative new book But What If We're Wrong? Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Sarah Silverman


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian and actress Sarah Silverman about the drawbacks of celebrity, sex in her 40s, and the wonders of therapy. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Terry Mattson


Erica Rivera spoke to Terry Mattson, President and CEO of Visit Saint Paul, about increasing tourism in Minnesota's capitol city. Read the feature in the Summer 2016 issue of MN Meetings + Events magazine or online here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Jeff Mauro


Erica Rivera spoke to Jeff Mauro of Food Network fame about the most common grilling mistake men make and how to ensure everyone's satisfied at the summer BBQ. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Erica Rivera On New Ways To Eat S'mores


Erica Rivera found seven ways bakeries are re-creating the marshmallow-chocolate-graham cracker combo of s'mores. Read more on Crave Online here.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Erica Rivera On Insane Milkshakes


Erica Rivera searched all over the world for the craziest milkshakes. See the sweet results on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Erica Rivera Previews Artcrank

"Meet the Bunyans" by Drew Preiner

Erica Rivera spoke to Drew Preiner and Anne Ulku, two of the artists returning for this year's ARTCRANK, a poster party for bike people now in its 10th year. Read more on City Pages here.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Bachelor Pad Renovation


Erica Rivera interviewed Tim Jarvis, a single Minnesotan who transformed his St. Louis Park home into the ultimate bachelor pad. See the photos and read the story of the modern, luxurious renovation in the May 29th print edition of the Star Tribune or online here.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Laura Crosby


Erica Rivera spoke to photographer Laura Crosby about using double-exposure to depict the passage of time. Read the profile on City Pages here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Erica Rivera Releases "Natural Disasters"



In her new book, Natural Disasters, award-winning poet Erica Rivera explores the parallels between volatile relationships and the environment. Like seasons, lovers arrive unbidden, leave abruptly, and cycle back. Long-distance desire, loaded secrets, and unpredictable temperaments further complicate the narrative.

Inspired by the landscape of Minnesota—with nods to New Mexico, New York, and California—this evocative collection of poetry plumbs the depths of the places we live and the people we love, and in the process discovers the beauty and brutality inherent in both.

Erica Rivera is the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009), Man Eater (XOXO, 2011), and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). She is a prolific freelance writer and a lifelong Minnesotan.

Order Natural Disasters in paperback on Amazon.com here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Linda LeGarde Grover


Erica Rivera interviewed author Linda LeGarde Grover about her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass, federal Indian policies, and historical trauma. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Dylan Hicks


Erica Rivera spoke to musician-cum-author Dylan Hicks about his new novel Amateurs. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.