Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Gretchen Marquette

Erica Rivera spoke to Gretchen Marquette about May Day, her new book of poetry released by Graywolf Press. Read the Q&A about heartbreak, baby lust, and grief on City Pages here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Erica Rivera On Authentic Mexican Foods

Photo: @hacienda_los_olivos

Erica Rivera compiled a list of authentic Mexican foods that go beyond the stereotypical burritos and guacamole. Find out what they are and how to prepare them at home on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Instagrammer @cookeatlift

Erica Rivera interviewed Joe Castro, also known on Instagram as @cookeatlift. Find out how this 22-year-old Californian used food porn to lose weight and land a new job on Crave Online here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews The Vagabrothers

Photo by Vagabrothers

Erica Rivera spoke to Marko and Alex Ayling, brothers from California that film their international travels for over 92,000 YouTube subscribers. Read the Q&A with the Vagabrothers on Crave Online here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Anatol Knotek

Erica Rivera profiled Anatol Knotek, a visual poet and text artist from Austria who loves the beauty, danger, and secrecy inherent in words. Read his story and see his work on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Erica Rivera Contributes to City Pages' "Best Of"

Erica Rivera contributed to the "Best of the Twin Cities 2016" issue of City Pages. See what writers and readers selected as the standouts in arts, entertainment, music, food, and other categories in the print edition or online here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Patrick Martinez

Erica Rivera spoke to Patrick Martinez, a Los Angeles artist who provokes dialogue about police brutality and inner-city life through his work. Read more on Crave Online here.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Jen Kirkman

Erica Rivera interviewed comedian and New York Times bestselling author Jen Kirkman about sexism on Twitter, dating before smart phones existed, and why Hillary Clinton is her presidential candidate of choice. Read more on City Pages here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews R.T. Rybak (Again!)

Erica Rivera interviewed former mayor of Minneapolis R.T. Rybak about his new political autobiography Pothole Confidential. Read his thoughts about House of Cards, running for office again, and why funerals were such a big part of his three-term tenure on City Pages here.

Rivera also interviewed Rybak in 2013 for his "Unaugural" celebration. Read that interview here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Erica Rivera on Taos Attractions

Erica Rivera compiled a list of six warm-weather attractions in Taos, New Mexico. Find your ultimate Land of Enchantment itinerary on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Erica Rivera on Churros in California

Erica Rivera compiled a list of the best places in California to get churros in several rich variations. Find out where on Crave Online.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Large Marge

Churro Cake

Erica Rivera spoke to Courtney McBroom, a Momofuku Milk Bar alum and co-founder of Large Marge, a company that makes party food for home cooks. Read the story on Crave Online here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Erica Rivera Contributes to "Best Of" Cover Story

Erica Rivera was honored to interview six of the recipients of MN Meetings + Events magazine's Best of 2015 awards for a cover story. Read about the outstanding planning professionals in the Spring 2016 issue or online here.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Ani DiFranco

Photo by Charles Waldorf

Erica Rivera spoke to feminist icon and singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco about her Vote Dammit! tour, being criticized for writing love songs, and why she moved to New Orleans. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews James Eli Shiffer

Photo by Karl Herber

Erica Rivera interviewed Star Tribune columnist and editor James Eli Shiffer about his new book The King of Skid Row. Read the Q&A about this seedy era of Minneapolis' history on City Pages here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Krista Tippett

Photo by Peter Beck

Erica Rivera spoke with Peabody Award-winning host Krista Tippett about her On Being program, the art of listening, and her new book Becoming Wise. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Peggy Orenstein

Erica Rivera spoke with bestselling author Peggy Orenstein about her new, groundbreaking book Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Read the Q&A about modern "hookup culture" on City Pages here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Goldbely

Erica Rivera interviewed Joe Ariel, a tech entrepreneur, food lover, and CEO of Goldbely, a website that delivers restaurant favorites to doorsteps across the country. Read how he built the successful e-commerce venture on Crave Online here.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Alex Abramovich

Erica Rivera spoke to Alex Abramovich about his gritty memoir Bullies, the appeal of motorcycle clubs, and the violent legacy of Oakland. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Erica Rivera Profiles Snow Monkey

Erica Rivera spoke to the founders of Snow Monkey, a sub-zero superfood company created by Los Angeles-based athletes. Read more on Crave Online here.