Friday, August 17, 2018
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 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 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 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 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
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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 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 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 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.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke to Native author Tommy Orange about his debut novel There There, the absence of urban Indian stories in literature, and his youth in Oakland, California. Read the piece on City Pages here.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Erica Rivera visited Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren and her artist husband Max at their A-frame home in the woods. Read about their holistic approach to home decor and Johnna's cookbook Tales From a Forager's Kitchen in the June 17, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Erica Rivera's City Pages cover story Man of Constant Sorrow: Charlie Parr's quiet battle with depression won second place in the Arts & Entertainment Story category at the MN Society of Professional Journalists' 2018 Page One awards. Read the Charlie Parr cover story on City Pages here.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Erica Rivera interviewed Chef Tyler Johnson about his former career as an Army specialist, deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and his professional pivot to cooking. Read the piece in the June 13, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke to Indian dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj about the cultural history of kathak dance and a rare upcoming performance with Katha Dance Theatre. Read the piece in the June 7, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke with singer-songwriter Annie Fitzgerald about overcoming postpartum depression to make her new album You & Me & the Sun. Read the piece on City Pages here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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.