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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Erica Rivera Reviews Louise Erdrich Novel

Erica Rivera reviewed Louise Erdrich's latest novel, Future Home of the Living God. Is it a must-read or a watered-down version of The Handmaid's Tale? Find out on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Rep. Peggy Flanagan

Erica Rivera interviewed Ojibwe Rep. Peggy Flanagan about her advocacy efforts for people of color and indigenous people, her role at the Minnesota House of Representatives, and her run for lieutenant governor. Read the profile on The Riveter here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef for City Pages Cover Story

Erica Rivera followed Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, to the food desert of White Earth Reservation to learn about how he's revitalizing indigenous diets. Read the cover story in the November 15, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Reviews Dead Man Winter Concert

Erica Rivera reviewed Dead Man Winter's latest sold-out show at the Turf Club. Did Dave Simonett's Americana side project inspire or disappoint? Find out on City Pages here.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Sarah Morris

Erica Rivera interviewed country artist Sarah Morris about the secrets to an enduring marriage, letting yourself be chased, and her new album, Hearts in a Need of Repair. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Lady Midnight

Erica Rivera interviewed Picked 2 Click finalist Lady Midnight (a.k.a. Adriana Rimpel) about her musical pedigree and the unexpected path to her current solo project. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews DJ Jason Nagel

Erica Rivera spoke to DJ Jason Nagel about his recent cancer diagnosis and a fundraising concert at the Turf Club that will help pay for his medical expenses. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Angela Two Stars

Erica Rivera spoke to Angela Two Stars, an artist and enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, about her sidewalk stamping at Lake Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Read how and why she incorporates the Dakota language into her art on City Pages here.