Friday, April 18, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews José James


Erica Rivera spoke to Minneapolis native José James about his early musical influences, genre-defying sound, and spiritual songwriting. Read the Q&A in this week's issue of Vita.mn or online here!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Tom Rhodes

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Erica Rivera spoke to Tom Rhodes, comedian and avid world traveler. Rhodes opened up about his nomadic lifestyle, approach to hecklers, and his friendship with the late Minnesotan comic Mitch Hedberg. Read the interview in this week's print issue of Vita.mn or online here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Erica Rivera Spotlights Dan Croll


Erica Rivera wrote a spotlight on Dan Croll, a Brit rugby player turned musician. Read the preview of his 7th Street Entry show on Vita.mn here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Ages and Ages


Erica Rivera recently spoke with Tim Perry, the frontman of Ages and Ages, an indie band that made it all the way to President Obama's playlist. Read the interview on Vita.mn here.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Erica Rivera Spotlights Northrop Reopening


Erica Rivera penned a spotlight for the reopening of the renovated Northrop building on the University of Minnesota campus. Read about the inaugural show and celebration on Vita.mn here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Fox Tax


Erica Rivera spoke with Mark and Alyssa Fox, founders of Fox Tax, a Minneapolis based company dedicated to facilitating better relationships between Uncle Sam and artists. Read the interview in the April 2014 issue of Minnesota Business Magazine or online here!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles FrozBroz


Erica Rivera interviewed Erik Powers and Ben Solberg, owners of FrozBroz, a new craft ice cream company in Minneapolis. Read the feature in the April 2014 issue of Minnesota Business Magazine or online here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Zeus Jones


Erica Rivera sat down with the founders of Zeus Jones, an unorthodox creative agency in Minneapolis that is expanding to San Francisco. Read how they got their start and the ways they're doing advertising differently in the April issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles KVS Letterpress


Letterpress is a 500-year-old art and the printing method that birthed the book industry. Erica Rivera recently interviewed Krista Stout, one of the artisans who are bringing back this beautiful and handcrafted form of communication. Read all about it in the April 2014 issue of Minnesota Business Magazine or online here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Do Good Events


Erica Rivera profiled Kalsey Beach, founder of Do Good Events, an event-planning company for non-profits. Read the piece in the Spring 2014 issue of MN Meetings + Events magazine or online here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Yellow Ostrich


Erica Rivera interviewed Yellow Ostrich, an indie rock band that began as a music student's solo project in Appleton, Wisconsin. Read the Q&A on Vita.mn here.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Erica Rivera Addresses the Vogue Magazine Controversy


Erica Rivera sounded off on the controversy surrounding the April cover of Vogue magazine, which features Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Read why she believes the uproar isn't about fashion at all on the Crazy Sexy Delicious blog.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Erica Rivera Featured in Home Section of Star Tribune


Erica Rivera wrote a front page feature the Sunday Home section of the Star Tribune. In the article, Rivera details the pros, cons, and personal experiences of those living under an association. Read the piece in print or online here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Icona Pop


Erica Rivera interviewed Icona Pop, the Swedish duo currently on tour with Miley Cyrus. Find out what these avant garde ladies recommend for Spring fashion, what they love to eat, and what they'd be if they weren't musicians on Vita.mn here!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Erica Rivera Celebrates International Women's Day


In celebration of International Women's Day, Erica Rivera wrote a post honoring the feisty females who have helped her develop as a woman and as a writer. Read it on the Crazy Sexy Delicious blog here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Lake Street Dive


Erica Rivera recently spoke with Mike Olson, founding member of Lake Street Dive, a buzzy indie band whose cover of "I Want You Back" went viral on YouTube last year. Rivera asked Olson about appearing on The Colbert Report and what Minneapolis bar inspired the band's name. Read the Q&A on Vita.mn here.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Chowgirls Killer Catering


Erica Rivera interviewed Amy Brown and Heidi Andermack of Chowgirls Killer Catering, a ten-year-old business in Northeast Minneapolis focused on creating seasonal, organic food using local ingredients and environmentally sustainable practices. Read all about these innovative entrepreneurs in the March 2014 issue of Minnesota Business Magazine or online here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Heather McElhatton


Erica Rivera spoke to Heather McElhatton, author of novels Pretty Little Mistakes and Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single, about her latest venture A Beautiful World. Read about this live-taped variety radio show that focuses on social journalism online at Vita.mn here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Lucius


Erica Rivera spoke to Holly Laessig of Lucius, a power pop indie band that is garnering critical acclaim for their debut album Wildewoman and selling out concerts nationwide. Read all about them on Vita.mn here!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Kurt Braunohler


Erica Rivera recently spoke to Kurt Braunohler, a comedian known for his "riot art" and hilarious social experiments. Read up on this unconventional comic in this week's print issue of Vita.mn or online here!
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