Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Ezra Furman

Erica Rivera spoke to punk rocker Ezra Furman about artistic torment, dressing feminine, and reconciling his identity with the Jewish faith. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Lianne La Havas

Erica Rivera spoke to British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas about working with Prince, finding inspiration in Jamaica, and expressing herself through fashion. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles JonnyPops

Erica Rivera profiled JonnyPops, a frozen dessert company, to find out how its popular product and feel-good mission began. Read more on here.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Erica Rivera on Trends in Manufacturing Real Estate

Erica Rivera explored the trends in real estate for manufacturing companies in Minnesota. Read more in the October 2015 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Erica Rivera Previews Converge Frontman's Art Exhibit

Erica Rivera spoke to Jacob Bannon, frontman of metalcore band Converge, about his upcoming art show at CO Exhibitions. Read more on the City Pages art blog here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Jim Norton

Erica Rivera spoke to Jim Norton, a comedian, radio show host, New York Times bestselling author, and actor who has appeared on television shows such as Inside Amy Schumer and Louie. Talking points included how he pissed off Jesse Ventura, his experiences with prostitutes, and why he thinks he's a pervert. Read the Q&A on City Pages arts blog here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Erica Rivera Previews Joe Sinness Show

Erica Rivera spoke to Minneapolis-based artist Joe Sinness about his upcoming show of colored pencil drawings at Macalester College. Read more on the City Pages arts blog here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Wavves

Erica Rivera spoke to Wavves, a surf punk band known for its predilection for drugs and drama. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Hannibal Buress

Photo by Constance Kostrevski

Erica Rivera spoke to Hannibal Buress, a comedian from Chicago who rose to notoriety after speaking out against Bill Cosby. The feature is in this week's print issue of City Pages or read the full interview online here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles EmergeWORKS

Erica Rivera contributed to a cover story on how companies can find loyal employees by using alternative staffing agencies like EmergeWORKS in Northeast Minneapolis. Read the piece in the September 2015 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles Boll Farms

Erica Rivera interviewed Bryan Boll of Boll Farms to find out how he saved his family's farm with modern technology and sustainable practices. Read more in the September 2015 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles Dynamic Group

Erica Rivera profiled Dynamic Group, a plastic injection molding manufacturer, for Minnesota Business magazine. Read about the company in the September 2015 issue or online here.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Lady Lamb

Erica Rivera spoke to Lady Lamb, an up-and-coming indie rock musician, about her unusual career path. Read more in City Pages here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Erica Rivera Previews Masking Tape Art Exhibit

Erica Rivera previewed a Japanese masking tape art exhibit taking place at TOMODACHI in the Mall of America. Read more on the City Pages arts blog here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles Man Cave Craft Meats

Erica Rivera interviewed Nick Beste, president of Man Cave Craft Meats, to find out how the Minnesota-based company went from farmers market to mass distribution. Read more on

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Jerry Stahl

Photo by Meiko Takechi Arquilos

Erica Rivera spoke to author Jerry Stahl, best known for his memoir Permanent Midnight, about his new book Old Guy Dad and parenting heroin-free. Read the Q&A on

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles Tatanka Truck

Photo by Heidi Ehalt

Erica Rivera interviewed Chef Sean Sherman of Tatanka Truck about going beyond fry bread when creating the menu for Minnesota's first indigenous food truck. Read more on Crave Online here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Dosh

Erica Rivera was invited to electronic musician Dosh's home to observe him scoring Universe, a film featured in this year's Square Lake Festival. Read more in today's Star Tribune Variety section or online here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Miranda Sings

Colleen Evans as Miranda Sings

Erica Rivera spoke to Colleen Evans (née Ballinger), creator of YouTube celebrity Miranda Sings. Read how haters helped refine the quirky character in this Q&A for City Pages.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews "Rez Comedy" Documentarian

Rob "The Rez Reporter" Fairbanks and Jon "The Ojibwe Outlaw" Roberts

Erica Rivera spoke to Jon Roberts, whose documentary with fellow Ojibwe comic Rob Fairbanks was successfully funded in the final hours of its Kickstarter campaign. Read more on the City Pages blog.