Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Erica Rivera Profiles Sara Bischoff of Under Violet


Erica Rivera spoke to Sara Bischoff about her new musical project Under Violet, which was recognized in City Pages' 2019 Picked to Click poll. Read the piece in the Oct. 16, 2019 print issue or online here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Jack Klatt


Erica Rivera spoke to Americana artist Jack Klatt about how a personal and societal need for lots of love informed his new album, It Ain't the Same. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Erica Rivera Interview MaLLy


Erica Rivera spoke to hip-hop artist MaLLy about getting sober, discovering meditation, and the effect his family has had on his new album, The Journey to a Smile. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Davina and the Vagabonds


Erica Rivera spoke to Davina Sowers, founder of Davina and the Vagabonds, about recovering from drug addiction, caring for her mental health, and how her husband contributed to her new album Sugar Drops. Read the piece in the July 31, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Ryan Traster (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Ryan Traster about how a vocal chord injury inspired his new sound. Read the piece in the July 3, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Rivera also interviewed Traster in 2014 for Vita.mn. You can read that Q&A here.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Mary Johnson Roy


Erica Rivera spoke to Mary Johnson Roy, a Minneapolis mother who befriended and forgave her son's murderer. Read about how she creates hope for other victims of violence through her organization From Death to Life in the July 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Frankie Lee (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to nomadic singer-songwriter Frankie Lee about the gentrification of his hometown of Stillwater, Minnesota. Read about how his impression of that place (plus a dream about Jessica Lange) informed his new album in the June 26, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Rivera first interviewed Lee for City Pages back in 2016. You can read that piece here.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Judge Peggy Kuo


Erica Rivera spoke to New York Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo about her participation in the Foca rape camp trials. Read about how rape was used as a weapon of war in the June 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Erica Rivera On Reviving Chivalry


Erica Rivera compiled a list of 17 chivalrous acts that need to make a comeback for Mandatory. Read the piece here.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Erica Rivera Featured on The Grace Tales



The Grace Tales, a modern mother's lifestyle site, interviewed Erica Rivera about recovering from anorexia, becoming a better mother, and self-care. Read the interview online here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Chris Koza


Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Chris Koza about tilling his mind for memories while making his new solo album Sleepwalkers Part 1. Read the piece in the April 24, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Maggie Battista


Erica Rivera spoke to blogger and entrepreneur Maggie Battista about A New Way to Food, her cookbook focused on feel-good foods and self-love. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Erica Rivera Reports On The Elder Abuse Crisis


Erica Rivera spoke to several advocates at the forefront of the elder care abuse crisis. Read about the maltreatment, lack of legislation, and proposed changes surrounding this epidemic in the April 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Erica Interviews Mark Mallman


Erica Rivera spoke to musician Mark Mallman about coping with his mother's death, using music to heal, and his new memoir The Happiness Playlist. Read the piece in the March 27, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Erica Rivera On Must-See Movies


Erica Rivera started a series of posts on must-see movies for Mandatory, a lifestyle website for Gen Z men. Whether you're feeling lonely, need a testosterone infusion, want to run away, or are tempted to text your ex, you can indulge those sentiments vicariously through Mandatory Movies. Check in on Mandatory every week for a new installment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Lazerbeak


Erica Rivera spoke to Doomtree CEO and musical artist Lazerbeak about managing anxiety with meditation, his ever-growing crystal collection, and the mellow vibe on his new album Luther. Read the piece in the March 6, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Erica Rivera Profiles Women in the Construction Industry


Erica Rivera interviewed several Minnesotan women in the construction industry about their career paths and the challenges of working in a male-dominated field. Read the piece about these trailblazing trades workers in the March 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Marlon James


Erica Rivera spoke to Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James about socio-political commentary, queerness, and the trickster narrator in Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in his new Dark Star trilogy. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Karen Babine


Erica Rivera spoke with author Karen Babine about her new book All the Wild Hungers and about how cooking became a form of caretaking during her mother's battle with cancer. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Asma Mohammed


Erica Rivera spoke to Asma Mohammed, the advocacy director at Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood (RISE), about founding a healing circle for survivors of sexual violence. Read the piece in the December 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.