Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke to lettering artist Kyle Letendre about "being effeminate and being soft and being fine with it" after his "Boys Don't" jacket went viral on social media. Read the piece on City Pages here.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke to chefs Steven Brown, J.D. Fratzke, Jorge Guzman, Stewart Woodman, and Andrew Zimmern about how the hospitality industry affects their own mental health and that of their employees. Read the piece in the February 2018 issue of the Growler magazine or online here.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Erica Rivera followed Dean Phillips, a liquor company heir turned candidate for congress, on the campaign trail. Has his business background prepared him for politics? Is he a true-blue Democrat or simply an opportunist? Read Rivera's critical take on his candidacy in the cover story for the January 24, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Daphne Willis about her recovery from addiction and mental health issues. Read the Q&A about the sober concert she's headlining that will benefit Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers on City Pages here.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Erica Rivera interviewed musician Laura Larson about her new band, Scrunchies, feminism on the music scene, and keeping creepers in check at concerts. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Erica Rivera met with Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner at his rehearsal space to talk about his recent divorce, his Grammy-winning music career, and his contentious relationship with fame. Read the piece in the December 27, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.
Erica Rivera interviewed photographer Bobby Rogers, novelist Emily Fridlund, and poet Bao Phi about their 2017 accomplishments for the Artists of the Year issue of City Pages. Read their profiles here.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus about substance abuse, his new marriage, and the decision to close the fabled Minneapolis record shop. Read the piece in the December 22, 2017 issue of the Star Tribune's Variety section or online here.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Erica Rivera asked Minnesota-raised comedian Jenny Zigrino about sexual harassment in comedy, her thoughts on Senator Al Franken's resignation, and how she became a "confident fat girl." Read the piece on City Pages here.
(Photo by Phil Provencio.)
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Erica Rivera visited Ojibwe professor Anton Treuer at Bemidji State University to discuss his new book The Indian Wars. Read the piece in the January 2018 issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine or online here.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to beat-maker Spencer Wirth-Davis, better known as Big Cats, about his experience teaching music to incarcerated teens and his philosophy that how we spend our time defines who we are. Read the piece in the December 6, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Erica Rivera spoke to Zach and Emily Rodvold, founders of Assist the Resistance, a progressive apparel and product line. Read about how they merged Zach's political experience and Emily's graphic design talents to create the company on City Pages here.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Erica Rivera was invited to a home-cooked dinner by Minneapolis-based band Good Diction. Read about how this sextet is establishing unique musical traditions like pre-rehearsal meals in the November 29, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Erica Rivera reviewed Louise Erdrich's latest novel, Future Home of the Living God. Is it a must-read or a watered-down version of The Handmaid's Tale? Find out on City Pages here.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Erica Rivera interviewed Ojibwe Rep. Peggy Flanagan about her advocacy efforts for people of color and indigenous people, her role at the Minnesota House of Representatives, and her run for lieutenant governor. Read the profile on The Riveter here.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Erica Rivera followed Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, to the food desert of White Earth Reservation to learn about how he's revitalizing indigenous diets. Read the cover story in the November 15, 2017 issue of City Pages or online here.