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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles Women Organizing Women


Erica Rivera spoke to Habon Abdulle, the founder of Women Organizing Women, the organization that motivated Rep. Ilhan Omar to launch her political career. Read about how WOW inspires East African women in Minnesota to take on leadership roles in the October 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Ben Gibbard


Erica Rivera spoke to Ben Gibbard, frontman of indie pop rock band Death Cab For Cutie, about hero worship, aging in the music industry, and how gentrification affects memory. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Haley


Erica Rivera interviewed musical artist Haley about her new instrumental album Pleasureland. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Haley for the Star Tribune in 2014. Read that piece here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Julie Schumacher


Erica Rivera spoke to author Julie Schumacher about her new novel, The Shakespeare Requirement. The seriously funny story is the sequel to Dear Committee Members and was influenced, in part, by her 20-plus years as a professor of English at the University of Minnesota. Read the story on City Pages here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Chef Roy Choi


Erica Rivera interviewed acclaimed chef Roy Choi about his latest culinary collaboration. Find out how he created Cheetos-themed The Flamin' Hot Spot pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles on Mandatory here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Ellie Krug


Erica Rivera interviewed attorney, author, and public speaker Ellie Krug about transitioning in middle age and the challenges she's faced since then. Read the piece in the September 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Eliza Blue


Erica Rivera spoke with singer-songwriter Eliza Blue about how she relocated to rural South Dakota to escape her anxiety-ridden musician's life only to end up meeting, and making an album with, Crazy Horse's Billy Talbot. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Mara Altman


Erica Rivera spoke to Mara Altman, author of Gross Anatomy, about her feminist approach to the female body's unsightly aspects. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Film Director Desiree Akhavan


Erica Rivera spoke to Desiree Akhavan, director and co-screenwriter of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a film about a teen's coming-of-age in a gay conversion therapy center. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Chris Thile of Punch Brothers and "Live From Here"


Erica Rivera spoke to Grammy winner Chris Thile, the singer and mandolinist for bluegrass band Punch Brothers as well as host of "Live From Here" (formerly "A Prairie Home Companion"). Read the delightful yet deep Q&A about tiki bars, dark angels, and tackle boxes on City Pages here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Bad Bad Hats


Erica Rivera met up with Kerry Alexander of Bad Bad Hats to chat about overcoming the sophomore slump with the band's new album Lightning Round and how her songwriting evolved from breakup to long-term relationship tunes. Read the piece in the August 1, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Helen Hoang


Erica Rivera spoke to author Helen Hoang about how she incorporated her own experiences with Asperger's Syndrome into the romance novel The Kiss Quotient. Read the interview on City Pages here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Lizz Winstead


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian and activist Lizz Winstead about her show "The Vagical Mystery Tour" and how her reproductive rights non-profit Lady Parts Justice is making a difference for health care providers across the country. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Love Sequence


Erica Rivera had a frank conversation with Bobby Rethwish of Love Sequence about sexuality and its influence on that band's music. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Courtney Barnett


Erica Rivera asked singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett about silencing herself, misogyny, and her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Mary Bue (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to Imbue Yoga studio owner Mary Bue about her new venture, Imbue Your Life TV. Read the piece in the July 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Rivera previously interviewed Bue about her musical career for City Pages; you can read that Q&A here.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Laurie Kilmartin


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian Laurie Kilmartin about her father's death and how she turned her grief into the hilarious how-to book Dead People Suck. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Longshot


Erica Rivera interviewed rapper Longshot (a.k.a. Chad Heslup) about how he channeled his troubled upbringing into inspirational hip-hop. Read the piece in the July 4, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.