Saturday, June 16, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles Home of Johnna and Max Holmgren

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 Receives MN Society of Professional Journalists Recognition

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 Interviews Veteran Chef Tyler Johnson

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 Interviews Pandit Birju Maharaj

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

Erica Rivera Picks Pride Month Movies

Erica Rivera selected the best LGBTQ+ movies to binge-watch for Pride month. Find the complete watchlist on Mandatory here.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Annie Fitzgerald

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

Erica Rivera Wins First Place in Poetry Contest

Erica Rivera placed first in the adult category of Dakota County Library's annual poetry contest. You can read her award-winning poem, Crooked Places Straight, online here.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Erica Rivera Reports on Menopause and Creativity

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 Interviews Lake Street Dive (Again!)

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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Static Panic

Erica Rivera spoke to Ro Lorenzen of Static Panic about gender fluidity, '80s music influences, and the story behind the band's name. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Professional Mermaid Hannah Fraser

Erica Rivera spoke to Hannah Fraser, a  Los Angeles-based professional mermaid, about creating her own tails, occupational hazards, and her ocean conservation activism. Read more on Mandatory here.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Siri Daly

Erica Rivera spoke to Today show contributor Siri Daly about her Minnesota roots and her new cookbook Siriously Delicious. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Dan Israel

Erica Rivera spoke to Dan Israel about retiring from the Minnesota State Legislature's Revisor's Office, his divorce, and finding liberation from a midlife crisis on his new album You're Free. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Steven Cohen Photo.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Claire Dederer

Erica Rivera spoke to author Claire Dederer about marriage, monsters, and her midlife memoir Love & Trouble. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Invisibilia's Lulu Miller

Erica Rivera spoke to Invisibilia podcast co-founder Lulu Miller about her unconventional career path, the show's viral success, and the dark recesses of human experience. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Kristen Finn.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Melissa Broder About "The Pisces"

Erica Rivera spoke to So Sad Today bestselling author Melissa Broder about mermen, depression, and her sexy new novel The Pisces. Read the profile on Kirkus here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Kailen Rosenberg

Erica Rivera spoke to Kailen Rosenberg, owner of elite matchmaking service The Love Architects, about her new dating app The Lodge Social Club. Is it the next best thing in online dating or just another way to find a dud? Find out on City Pages here.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles SPIRAL Collective

Erica Rivera spoke to the leadership circle of SPIRAL Collective, a reproductive health organization based in Minneapolis. Read the piece in the May 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Ben Kovacs

Erica Rivera spoke to Ben Kovacs, co-founder of Guardian Gym, a non-profit martial arts gym that provides a safe after-school space for youth in Oakland, California. Read his story on Mandatory here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Shawn Francis Peters

Erica Rivera spoke to Shawn Francis Peters about his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward. The true story exposes one of Minneapolis' most notorious criminals and his attempt to profit from the death of a local dressmaker. Read the piece on City Pages here.