Thursday, December 5, 2013
Erica Rivera had a titillating conversation with musician Diego Garcia, the former frontman of indie band Elefant. Garcia's solo career is sizzling, recently resulting in the release of his second album, Paradise. Rivera asked Garcia for tips on being more romantic and what he told her was quite a shock. Then he put his wife--and the inspiration for his first album, Laura--on the phone! Read this unprecedented Q&A on Vita.mn here.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Erica Rivera sat down with David Friedman and Blake Iverson, partners and founders of Friedman Iverson PLLC, for an in-depth interview. These two esquires were bandmates and roommates before they began representing creative clients in the Twin Cities. This feature is the first Rivera has placed in Minnesota Business magazine and is available in the December issue or online here.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Erica Rivera reviewed Patrick Martinez's new exhibition Buy Now, Cry Later at Public Functionary. The L.A. based artist is known for his socially-charged neon and still life artwork. Read Rivera's take on this rising artist on Vita.mn here.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Insatiable (Penguin, 2009). The undergrads read three chapters of the book as part of their Psychology of Gender course. Rivera graduated from Mac in 2001 with a double major in Psychology and Spanish.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Erica Rivera recently spoke to comedian and "Queen of all Media" Margaret Cho. Rivera asked Cho about slut-shaming, anti-bullying activism, and eating disorder recovery. Read the Q&A online at Vita.mn here!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The average kitchen remodel costs $28,000. Erica Rivera did hers for under $8K. Find out how to give the most important room in your house a face-lift without busting your budget on the Crazy Sexy Delicious blog here.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Erica Rivera recently spoke to London pop-princess-turned-punk-rocker Kate Nash. The London-based music maven told Rivera about her multimedia endeavors, what she packs on tour, and her approach to romance. Read the interview in this week's print edition of Vita.mn or online here!
Monday, October 21, 2013
Erica Rivera recently spoke with Little Green Cars, a Dublin based band that has taken the U.S. indie music scene by storm. Find out what the quintet's drink of choice and favorite burger is (among other things) in this Q&A for Vita.mn.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
|Steiner and Glass|
Erica Rivera spoke to Valeska Steiner, one-half of European indie pop duo BOY. Steiner talked about her relationship with bandmate and BFF Sonja Glass, the inspiration for the hit songs "Waitress" and "Boris", and what it's like to be a woman on tour.
Read the Q&A on Vita.mn here!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
There's nothing more Minnesotan than a potluck...and Andy Sturdevant's new book from Coffee House Press! Read about Sturdevant's debut collection of regional essays Potluck with Meeting to Follow on Vita.mn here, and get your hotdish on at a special event tonight.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Erica Rivera recently spoke to Adam Carolla, the longtime co-host of Loveline (alongside Dr. Drew), Guinness World Record setter for most downloaded podcast with The Adam Carolla Show, and two-time New York Times bestselling author. Carolla shared his life philosophy, career tips, and favorite things in an interview with Rivera. Read the piece in this week's print issue of Vita.mn or online here!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Erica Rivera received this surprise swag from Caroline Smith today! Smith's album Half About Being a Woman officially drops on October 8th. Read the extended interview Rivera did with Smith last year here.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Erica Rivera was delighted to be on the other side of a Q&A when MN Meetings + Events Magazine interviewed her about her cookie baking company for their Fall issue. Pick up a glossy copy at a Twin Cities bookstore or read a digital issue here.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
It's a "ruff" job, but somebody's gotta do it! Erica Rivera searched high and low to find the Best Dog Bakeries in the United States. Treat your four-legged friends to something tasty at one of the canine-centric venues featured on The Daily Meal here.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Erica Rivera spoke to Jackson Scott, a 20-year-old up-and-coming solo artist on the indie music scene. Read more about the mysterious young man behind the hit "That Awful Sound" in this week's print issue of Vita.mn or online here!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
|Photo by Marshall Scheider|
Erica Rivera recently interviewed Ben Braden, frontman of folk-turned-pop band The Lower 48. A lot has changed for the formerly Twin Cities based trio since Rivera initially interviewed Braden in 2012. Read the new interview at Vita.mn here and compare how far The Lower 48 have come since the initial interview here.
Monday, August 19, 2013
There are 2.6 million single dads in the United States--so why aren't you dating one? Erica Rivera pinpoints five qualities that make these men such desirable mates on the Crazy Sexy Delicious blog here!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
|Photo by Grant James|
Erica Rivera penned a spotlight for Vita.mn on Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, two incredible Americana crooners coming to the 7th Street Entry on Monday, August 12. Read why their Wild Rovers tour is a must-see here. Rivera had the opportunity to interview Chisel in 2012; read that interview here.