Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Peggy Flanagan

Erica Rivera interviewed Ojibwe politician 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 Profiles Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef for City Pages Cover Story

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.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Reviews Dead Man Winter Concert

Erica Rivera reviewed Dead Man Winter's latest sold-out show at the Turf Club. Did Dave Simonett's Americana side project inspire or disappoint? Find out on City Pages here.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Sarah Morris

Erica Rivera interviewed country artist Sarah Morris about the secrets to an enduring marriage, letting yourself be chased, and her new album, Hearts in a Need of Repair. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Lady Midnight

Erica Rivera interviewed Picked 2 Click finalist Lady Midnight (a.k.a. Adriana Rimpel) about her musical pedigree and the unexpected path to her current solo project. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews DJ Jason Nagel

Erica Rivera spoke to DJ Jason Nagel about his recent cancer diagnosis and a fundraising concert at the Turf Club that will help pay for his medical expenses. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Angela Two Stars

Erica Rivera spoke to Angela Two Stars, an artist and enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, about her sidewalk stamping at Lake Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Read how and why she incorporates the Dakota language into her art on City Pages here.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Erica Rivera Reviews Tegan and Sara

Erica Rivera attended Tegan and Sara's November 3rd show at the State Theater. The twin sisters played The Con in its entirety and called out a misogynistic fan. Read the review on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews Sift Gluten Free

Erica Rivera stopped by Sift Gluten Free, a new bakery opening in south Minneapolis this month. Read more about its owner, Molly Miller, on City Pages here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Film Director Dave Ash

Erica Rivera met up with screenwriter and film director Dave Ash to talk about the real-life experiences that informed the mental health and relationship narratives in his new film Twin Cities. Read the piece in the October 22, 2017 edition of the Star Tribune's Variety section or online here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jon Wipfli

Erica Rivera spoke to author and chef Jon Wipfli about hunting, processing, and preparing deer. Read the Q&A about his new cookbook Venison on City Pages here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews New Sisters' Sludge Location

Erica Rivera visited the new Sisters' Sludge location in Minneapolis and spoke to the triplets/owners about their cafe's evolution. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Daniel Handler

Erica Rivera spoke to author Daniel Handler (also known by pen name Lemony Snicket) about sexually aggressive women, predatory men, and his new book All the Dirty Parts. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Alex Lemon

Erica Rivera asked author Alex Lemon about the ongoing battle with his body and his intense new memoir Feverland. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews The Blacksmith's Daughters

Erica Rivera met with sisters Julida Alter and Annella Platta to learn about the harrowing family history behind their band The Blacksmith's Daughters. Read the piece in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Christine Clayburg

Erica Rivera spoke to meteorologist-turned-combat airlift loadmaster Christine Clayburg about her latest career transition -- from the Air National Guard to screenwriting -- and about how filmmaking helps her manage PTSD. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jen Kirkman (Again!)

Erica Rivera caught up with comedian Jen Kirkman and asked her about catcalling, self-care, and finding inspiration in Matthew McConaughey. Read the new Q&A on City Pages here. Revisit the 2016 interview here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Trivia Mafia

In her debut for The Growler Magazine, Erica Rivera interviewed Trivia Mafia founders Sean McPherson and Chuck Terhark about the game company's winning strategies for growth. Read the piece in the October 2017 issue or online here.

(Photo Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash.)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Caroline Smith (Again!)

A lot has changed for singer-songwriter Caroline Smith since the last time Erica Rivera interviewed her in 2012. Catch up with the now single and Los Angeles-based empowerment pop artist in a new Q&A for City Pages here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Dan Wilson

Erica Rivera met with Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson to discuss his new album Re-Covered and his collaborations with artists like Adele and Taylor Swift. Read the piece in the September 20, 2017 print issue of City Pages or online here.

(Photo Credit: Noah Lamberth.)