Thursday, December 1, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Mason Jennings

Minnesota musician Mason Jennings quietly released his 13th album, Wild Dark Metal, earlier this year, then disappeared from the public eye. He finally came out of hiding to talk with Erica Rivera about what's kept him away from the stage...and it's not what you'd expect. Read the deeply personal cover story in the Dec. 2 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Baron Von Fancy

Erica Rivera asked Baron Von Fancy about his new business card collaboration with MOO. Find out how the New York artist is making this marketing tool cool again on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Erica Rivera on the Best Books to Give

Erica Rivera picked 16 of 2016's best fiction and non-fiction books to give as gifts this holiday season. Read more about each of the above on Crave Online here.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Erica Rivera on Art in Minneapolis Hotels

Erica Rivera spoke to painters Adam Turman and Patrick K. Pryor about their artwork, featured prominently in the Radisson RED and the Hewing Hotel, respectively. Find out why these venues emphasize local art on City Pages here.

(Photo above by @adamturman on Instagram.)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Erica Rivera on the Millennial Mindset at the Radisson RED

Erica Rivera spoke to Rich Flores, vice-president of branding at Radisson RED, about how the new hotel brand caters to millennials. Read more on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews David Szalay

Erica Rivera asked author David Szalay about his dismal depiction of men and his misogynistic characterization of women in his new novel All That Man Is. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Charles Philippe Jean Pierre

Erica Rivera interviewed Haitian-American painter Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre about "The Feminist", his new exhibition at Public Functionary. Read what he had to say about masculinity, feminist texts, and how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired his new work on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Fraea for City Pages' Picked to Click

Erica Rivera profiled "shadow pop" outfit Fraea for the Picked to Click 2016 contest. The duo scored third place in the annual reader-selected awards for the best new local bands. Read the piece in this week's print issue of City Pages or online here.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Erica Rivera on Anthony Bourdain's "Appetites"

Erica Rivera devoured Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook Appetites and compiled the 50 tastiest tidbits of culinary wisdom from its pages. Read them on Crave Online here.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Jason Diamond About John Hughes Memoir

Erica Rivera interviewed author Jason Diamond about his new memoir Searching for John Hughes. Read what he had to say about the culture of the Chicago suburbs, the Cubs, and how Hughes' films shaped his life on Crave Online here.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Emily Witt About "Future Sex"

Erica Rivera spoke to Emily Witt, author of Future Sex, a non-fiction cultural critique of sexuality in the digital age. Read the Q&A about Witt's experimentation with porn, polyamory, and psychedelic drugs on Crave Online here.

Erica Rivera on "The Dude Diet"

Erica Rivera interviewed food blogger Serena Wolf about her new cookbook The Dude Diet. Find out how to make your favorite "guy foods" healthier on Crave Online here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Erica Rivera on Election Art

Erica Rivera found over 40 works of art that depict the good, the bad, and the ugliest parts of the 2016 election. See these creative interpretations of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders on Crave Online here.

(Artwork above by Alina Sofia.)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Iron Chef Morimoto

Erica Rivera asked Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto about Japanese cooking, sushi, and his new Las Vegas venture. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Zeke Caligiuri

Erica Rivera spoke to Zeke Caligiuri, an inmate at Faribault Correctional Facility, about life in prison and his memoir This Is Where I Am. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Erica Rivera on Election Party Food

Erica Rivera rounded up all the red, white, and blue food you could possibly stomach (plus some Cheetos, for obvious reasons) to celebrate Election Day. Get your party planning started at Crave Online here.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Erica Rivera on Bar Design

Erica Rivera interviewed John Sofio of Built, Inc. about how to recreate the atmosphere of your favorite bar at home. Read more on Crave Online here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Erica Rivera on Shopping for Vintage Furnishings

Erica Rivera interviewed Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade New York about how to shop for vintage furnishings. Read the Q&A on Crave Online here.