Sunday, December 10, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Anton Treuer


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 Interviews Big Cats


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 Profiles Assist the Resistance


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 Dines with Good Diction


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 Reviews Louise Erdrich Novel


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 Interviews Rep. Peggy Flanagan


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 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.