Friday, May 18, 2018
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 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
Monday, May 14, 2018
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
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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
Friday, May 4, 2018
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.