Friday, February 23, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles The Faux Martha's Home


Erica Rivera visited The Faux House, a Minneapolis home turned Instagram sensation by The Faux Martha blogger Melissa Coleman. See the photos and read the piece in the February 25, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

(Photos by @thefauxmartha on Instagram.)

Erica Rivera Profiles Alice Riot


Erica Rivera spoke to Alice Riot co-founders Kelly Groehler and Kate Iverson about their art-inspired clothing line. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Kelly Barnhill


Erica Rivera interviewed fantasy and science fiction author Kelly Barnhill about her new short story collection Dreadful Young Ladies. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Kevin Letendre


Erica Rivera spoke to lettering artist Kyle Letendre about "being effeminate and being soft and being fine with it" after his "Boys Don't" jacket went viral on social media. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Erica Rivera Reports on Mental Health of Chefs


Erica Rivera spoke to chefs Steven Brown, J.D. Fratzke, Jorge Guzman, Stewart Woodman, and Andrew Zimmern about how the hospitality industry affects their own mental health and that of their employees. Read the piece in the February 2018 issue of the Growler magazine or online here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles Jane Wunrow


Erica Rivera spoke to artist Jane Wunrow about the migraines, dreams, and trauma that inform her mixed media work. Read the profile on City Pages here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles Dean Phillips for City Pages Cover Story


Erica Rivera followed Dean Phillips, a liquor company heir turned candidate for congress, on the campaign trail. Has his business background prepared him for politics? Is he a true-blue Democrat or simply an opportunist? Read Rivera's critical take on his candidacy in the cover story for the January 24, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Daphne Willis


Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Daphne Willis about her recovery from addiction and mental health issues. Read the Q&A about the sober concert she's headlining that will benefit Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers on City Pages here.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Adam Grabowski


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian Adam Grabowski about his #sayitanyway campaign that encourages conversations about mental health. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Rob Morgan


Erica Rivera met up with Rob Morgan, the Owl City bassist who recently started his own podcast. Read the feature in the January 17, 2018 print issue of City Pages or online here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Laura Larson of Scrunchies


Erica Rivera interviewed musician Laura Larson about her new band, Scrunchies, feminism on the music scene, and keeping creepers in check at concerts. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum


Erica Rivera met with Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner at his rehearsal space to talk about his recent divorce, his Grammy-winning music career, and his contentious relationship with fame. Read the piece in the December 27, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Artists of the Year


Erica Rivera interviewed photographer Bobby Rogers, novelist Emily Fridlund, and poet Bao Phi about their 2017 accomplishments for the Artists of the Year issue of City Pages. Read their profiles here.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Erica Rivera Reports on Treehouse Records Closing


Erica Rivera spoke to Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus about substance abuse, his new marriage, and the decision to close the fabled Minneapolis record shop. Read the piece in the December 22, 2017 issue of the Star Tribune's Variety section or online here.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Lizzo


Erica Rivera asked hip-hop artist Lizzo about her New Year's Eve traditions for City Pages. Read the Q&A online here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jenny Zigrino


Erica Rivera asked Minnesota-raised comedian Jenny Zigrino about sexual harassment in comedy, her thoughts on Senator Al Franken's resignation, and how she became a "confident fat girl." Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Phil Provencio.)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Anton Treuer


Erica Rivera visited Ojibwe professor Anton Treuer at Bemidji State University to discuss his new book The Indian Wars. Read the piece in the January 2018 issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine or online here.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Big Cats


Erica Rivera spoke to beat-maker Spencer Wirth-Davis, better known as Big Cats, about his experience teaching music to incarcerated teens and his philosophy that how we spend our time defines who we are. Read the piece in the December 6, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Assist the Resistance


Erica Rivera spoke to Zach and Emily Rodvold, founders of Assist the Resistance, a progressive apparel and product line. Read about how they merged Zach's political experience and Emily's graphic design talents to create the company on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Erica Rivera Dines with Good Diction


Erica Rivera was invited to a home-cooked dinner by Minneapolis-based band Good Diction. Read about how this sextet is establishing unique musical traditions like pre-rehearsal meals in the November 29, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.