Monday, February 20, 2017

Erica Rivera on Food Museums

Erica Rivera found six eccentric food museums that merit a visit. Plan your next culinary-centric trip on Crave Online here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Ryan Hamilton

Erica Rivera spoke to Mormon comedian Ryan Hamilton about dating, drinking, and the lack of religious jokes in his act. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Bittercube

Erica Rivera spoke to Nick Kosevich, one of the founders of Bittercube, about how he and Ira Koplowitz broke into the bitters business. Read the piece on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Japandroids

Erica Rivera asked punk rocker Brian King of Japandroids about his literary influences, music biz advice, and Valentine's Day plans. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Alex Gross

Erica Rivera spoke to Los Angeles painter Alex Gross about Antisocial Network, his new exhibition that explores the dark side of social media. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Erica Rivera on Anti-Valentine's Day Food

Erica Rivera found ten edible way to tell Valentine's Day to fuck off. Find out how to get your carb coma on this February 14th on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Dave Simonett of Dead Man Winter

Erica Rivera had an intimate, expletive-laden interview with musician Dave Simonett about committing "marital suicide," putting his acclaimed bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles on hiatus, and channeling devastation into his new Dead Man Winter album Furnace. Read the cover story in the Feb. 8 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Cloud Nothings

Erica Rivera asked Dylan Baldi, frontman of Cloud Nothings, about neuroticism, nostalgia, and new-age-inspired punk. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Jason Rekulak

Erica Rivera interviewed author Jason Rekulak about the '80s, video games, and his debut novel The Impossible Fortress. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Carlos Rolón

Erica Rivera profiled Chicago artist Carlos Rolón (a.k.a. Dzine) about his hybrid installations. Read more about how he combines Puerto Rican culture, nostalgia, and opulence in his artwork on Crave Online here.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews "Unfuck Your Habitat" Author

Erica Rivera interviewed author Rachel Hoffman about her book Unfuck Your Habitat. Find out how to clean up your act with her housekeeping tips and tricks on Crave Online here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Henrik Jeppesen

Erica Rivera interviewed Henrik Jeppesen, a 28-year-old from Denmark who traveled to all the countries in the world over a ten-year period. He shares traveling advice, hitchhiking stories, and his new traveling goal in a Q&A on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Ben Kyle of Romantica

Erica Rivera spoke to Romantica frontman Ben Kyle about recording the band's new album in a barn, the influence of spirituality on his music, and why he dedicated a song to the Turf Club. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Stephanie Wilbur Ash

Erica Rivera spoke to Stephanie Wilbur Ash about her debut novel The Annie Year, life in small towns, and the meth epidemic. Read the Q&A for City Pages here.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Erica Rivera Ranks Valentine's Day Chocolate

Because all heart-shaped boxes are not created equal, Erica Rivera ranked 20 Valentine's Day chocolate varieties from best to worst. Find out which is worthy of your sweetheart on Crave Online here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Erica Rivera on Sweet Shops

Erica Rivera found five of the sweetest places to buy candy no matter how obscure your craving. Get your fix on Crave Online here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

Erica Rivera spoke to Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, author of Face Value: The hidden ways beauty shapes women's lives. Read the Q&A on the awesome and awful ways beauty standards impact women on City Pages here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Gary Taubes About Sugar

Erica Rivera spoke to science writer Gary Taubes about his new book The Case Against Sugar. Find out why this author considers sweets as dangerous as cigarettes in the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Erica Rivera on Books About War

Erica Rivera chose six must-read books about war for Crave Online readers. From classic novels to modern-day memoirs, these narratives are powerful reminders of how combat affects those who fight, even after the battle is over. Find your next military-themed read here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jim Walsh About Prince

Erica Rivera spoke to Jim Walsh, author of Gold Experience, a book that revives the life and times of Prince in the '90s through newspaper articles. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.