Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Erica Rivera chose six must-read books about war for Crave Online readers. From classic novels to modern-day memoirs, these narratives are powerful reminders of how combat affects those who fight, even after the battle is over. Find your next military-themed read here.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to Jim Walsh, author of Gold Experience, a book that revives the life and times of Prince in the '90s through newspaper articles. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to painter Emily Schadow about how she uses art to examine the intersection of history, injustice, and social media. Read more about her politically-charged work on City Pages here.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to James Beard Award-winning author and chef Raghavan Iyer about his new, potato-focused cookbook, Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked--and Fried, Too! Read about the best ways to prepare spuds on Crave Online here.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Erica Rivera picked the 6 sexiest novels written by Philip Roth. Read about the best of Roth's erotic tales made the list on Crave Online here.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Erica Rivera was honored to be asked once again to contribute to the Star Tribune's Twin Cities Critics Tally, an end-of-year review of the Minnesota music scene. Find out what she named as the best local albums, songs, and live performers of 2016 online here.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Erica Rivera spoke to Tim O'Brien, a Brooklyn artist who has illustrated everyone from Beyoncé to Bin Laden for major magazines like Time and Entertainment Weekly. Read more about his powerful portraits on Crave Online here.
Erica Rivera interviewed Ojibwe artist Aza Abe (née Erdrich) about her many artistic mediums, her first solo exhibition, and how her mother (Louise Erdrich) showed her to balance a creative life with motherhood. See her work on the cover the Dec. 28 issue of City Pages and read the Artist of the Year feature online here.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Erica Rivera asked chef, author, and TV personality Adam Richman (of Man v. Food fame) about his best party recipes, how much alcohol to have on hand on New Year's Eve, and what to do about that awkward double-dipping situation. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Erica Rivera wrote about popular gadgets and appliances that you don't actually need in your kitchen. Find out how what products aren't worth the hype or the hassle on Crave Online here.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Out with the old, in with the new, at least when it comes to home decor for 2017. Erica Rivera has nine ways to refresh your living space on Crave Online here.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Erica Rivera ranked her favorite albums (local and otherwise) of 2016 along with fellow City Pages contributors. Read her lists and commentary about what made this year's music selection memorable here.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Erica Rivera interviewed Cooking Channel host Nikki Dinki about her Meat on the Side cookbook. Find out how to make veggies the centerpiece of your plate on Crave Online here.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Erica Rivera asked Alan Sparhawk, frontman for Duluth-based band Low, about his Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs. Read--and listen--to the list on City Pages here.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Erica Rivera spoke with comedian, actress, and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro about her Amazon series One Mississippi, her marriage to Stephanie Allynne, and the two new men in her life. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.