Friday, October 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Film Director Dave Ash


Erica Rivera met up with screenwriter and film director Dave Ash to talk about the real-life experiences that informed the mental health and relationship narratives in his new film Twin Cities. Read the piece in the October 22, 2017 edition of the Star Tribune's Variety section or online here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jon Wipfli


Erica Rivera spoke to author and chef Jon Wipfli about hunting, processing, and preparing deer. Read the Q&A about his new cookbook Venison on City Pages here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews New Sisters' Sludge Location


Erica Rivera visited the new Sisters' Sludge location in Minneapolis and spoke to the triplets/owners about their cafe's evolution. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Daniel Handler


Erica Rivera spoke to author Daniel Handler (also known by pen name Lemony Snicket) about sexually aggressive women, predatory men, and his new book All the Dirty Parts. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Alex Lemon


Erica Rivera asked author Alex Lemon about the ongoing battle with his body and his intense new memoir Feverland. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews The Blacksmith's Daughters


Erica Rivera met with sisters Julida Alter and Annella Platta to learn about the harrowing family history behind their band The Blacksmith's Daughters. Read the piece in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Christine Clayburg


Erica Rivera spoke to meteorologist-turned-combat airlift loadmaster Christine Clayburg about her latest career transition -- from the Air National Guard to screenwriting -- and about how filmmaking helps her manage PTSD. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jen Kirkman (Again!)


Erica Rivera caught up with comedian Jen Kirkman and asked her about catcalling, self-care, and finding inspiration in Matthew McConaughey. Read the new Q&A on City Pages here. Revisit the 2016 interview here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Trivia Mafia


In her debut for The Growler Magazine, Erica Rivera interviewed Trivia Mafia founders Sean McPherson and Chuck Terhark about the game company's winning strategies for growth. Read the piece in the October 2017 issue or online here.

(Photo Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash.)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Caroline Smith (Again!)


A lot has changed for singer-songwriter Caroline Smith since the last time Erica Rivera interviewed her in 2012. Catch up with the now single and Los Angeles-based empowerment pop artist in a new Q&A for City Pages here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Dan Wilson



Erica Rivera met with Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson to discuss his new album Re-Covered and his collaborations with artists like Adele and Taylor Swift. Read the piece in the September 20, 2017 print issue of City Pages or online here.

(Photo Credit: Noah Lamberth.)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Alex Schaaf


Erica Rivera spoke to musician Alex Schaaf about disbanding Yellow Ostrich, his new solo project Human Heat, and the breakup that inspired his latest album All Is Too Much. Read more on City Pages here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Author Matt Goldman


Erica Rivera spoke to Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman about his Minnesota-centric crime novel Gone to Dust. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Anne Collier



Erica Rivera spoke to photographer Anne Collier about her new exhibition Women with Cameras and the ways social media changed how we take self-portraits. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

(Photo Credit: Anne Collier, Selected slide from Women with Cameras (Self Portrait), 2017, 35mm slides, 35mm slide projector, pedestal stand, and base, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Galerie Neu, Berlin; The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles © Anne Collier.)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Charlie Parr for City Pages Cover

Erica Rivera met up with roots musician Charlie Parr in Duluth for an in-depth interview about his experience with depression and suicidal thoughts. Read the cover story in the September 6, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Danez Smith


Erica Rivera spoke to acclaimed poet Danez Smith about queer shame, violent love, and the new book Don't Call Us Dead. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

(Photo Credit: Hieu Minh Nguyen.)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Erica Rivera on Sexy Books



Erica Rivera selected five new books worth taking to bed. Discover your next sexy read on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Corey Palmer


Erica Rivera spoke to musician Corey Palmer about the car accident that brought him back to music, writing from melancholy, and his 24-minute Heartache. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jonathan Thunder


Erica Rivera spoke to Ojibwe artist Jonathan Thunder about his painting and animation aesthetic that combines comic book-style characters with Native symbolism and human-animal hybrids. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Aziz Osman


Erica Rivera interviewed refugee and painter Aziz Osman about the first Somali showcase at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Read the piece on City Pages here.