Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Aziz Osman

Erica Rivera interviewed refugee and painter Aziz Osman about the first Somali showcase at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Pornonono

Erica Rivera spoke to members of electropop band Pornonono about porn overload, sexual hang-ups, and repressed audiences for City Pages. Read the Q&A here.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Chan Poling of the Suburbs

Erica Rivera sat down with Chan Poling, frontman for the Suburbs, to talk about the punk rock band's new album, his wife's death, and his lust for life. Read the feature in the August 2, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Claire de Lune of Tiny Deaths

Erica Rivera asked singer-songwriter Claire de Lune of dream-pop duo Tiny Deaths about breakups, misogyny in the music industry, and her sports obsession. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Joe Sinness

Erica Rivera asked artist Joe Sinness about how he incorporated cruising, cinema, and flora into his latest exhibition The Flowers. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews F. Scott Fitzgerald Scholar

Erica Rivera spoke to Dave Page, author of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota. Read about the great American novelist's favorite haunts and homes in a Q&A for City Pages here.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Kelcey Fisher

Erica Rivera spoke to muralist Kelcey Fisher, the first artist-in-residence at OLiVE in downtown Los Angeles. Read about what he'll create while he lives rent-free at the luxury apartments here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Melodie Bahan

Erica Rivera interviewed MNFilmTV executive director Melodie Bahan about her aspirations for the state's film and TV industry, her favorite Minnesota-made features, and her wish list for future productions. Read the Q&A in the Variety section of the July 16, 2017 edition of the Star Tribune or online here.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Bao Phi

Erica Rivera spoke to Vietnamese refugee and poet Bao Phi about Asian American anger, breakup poetry, and activism as it relates to his new book Thousand Star Hotel. Read the in-depth Q&A on City Pages here.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Erica Rivera on Artcrank's Tenth Anniversary

Erica Rivera took a look back at ten years of bike poster pop-up Artcrank. Check out the art event's "greatest hits" on Crave Online here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Isabela Cruz

Erica Rivera spoke to Ecuadorian artist Isabela Cruz about her upcoming exhibition Aya. Read more about how her patterned scarves were inspired by the textiles of the indigenous Otavalo culture on City Pages here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Now, Now

Erica Rivera spoke to KC Dalager and Brad Hale of pop duo Now, Now about their extended hiatus, losing a band member, and honing their confident new sound. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Erica Rivera on Graphic Memoirs

Erica Rivera selected six outstanding graphic memoirs written and drawn by modern cartoonists. Find out why comics aren't just for nerds anymore on Crave Online here.

(Image above from Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke.)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Erica Rivera on TV Travel Destinations

Erica Rivera wrote about travel company Black Tomato, which offers "set jetting" vacations to the filming locations of popular television shows. Whether you're a Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, or Westworld fan, your next adventure awaits on Crave Online here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Erica Rivera on Freaky Fair Foods

Erica Rivera found 16 fair foods to add to your must-eat list this summer. Discover your next deep-fried delicacy on Crave Online here.

(Photo: @1derluster on Instagram.)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Erica Rivera on Books for Women

Erica Rivera selected six new books perfect for the women in your life. Find your lady's next literary gift on Crave Online here.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Erica Rivera on Lucrative Paint Colors for Your Home

Paint color can make or break your home's sale price. Check out the "do"s and "don't"s of wall colors for every room in your home on Crave Online here.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Timisarocker

Erica Rivera spoke to Timisarocker frontman Tim Dooley about mental illness, staying sober, and being a black, gay musician in Minnesota. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

(Photo by Ricky Taylor.)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews Mary Jane Ansell Exhibition

Erica Rivera previewed British painter Mary Jane Ansell's exhibition Of Dreams, Birds, and Bones. Get a sneak peek of her dark, dreamy portraits on Crave Online here.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews The Kaplan Twins

Erica Rivera interviewed controversial Los Angeles painters Allie and Lexi Kaplan. The identical twin sisters focus on nudity, narcissism, and celebrities in their NSFW paintings. Read more on Crave Online here.