Friday, April 28, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Chris Bartels

Erica Rivera interviewed musician Chris Bartels about finding escape and embracing imperfection in his new solo album Myths and Mold. Read more on City Pages here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Timbre Ghost

Erica Rivera spoke to Timbre Ghost frontman Dustin Tessier about overcoming alcoholism, becoming a counselor, and finding his way back to music. Read the feature in this week's print edition of City Pages or online here.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Sarah Manguso

Erica Rivera spoke to 300 Arguments author Sarah Manguso about her genre-defying style, the trouble with happiness, and why writers should hone in on shame. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Erica Rivera On Hybrid Pastries

Bakeries are cross-breeding pastries with delicious results. Erica Rivera demystified six of them for Crave Online here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews New Barton G. Menu

Los Angeles restaurant Barton G. elevates dining out to culinary theater. Erica Rivera previewed the venue's new, freaky menu in a slideshow for Crave Online here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Dudley Riggs

Erica Rivera spoke to Brave New Workshop founder Dudley Riggs about his new memoir Flying Funny. Read more about Riggs' circus upbringing, why he introduced espresso to Minnesota, and how he founded the longest running satirical theater in the country on City Pages here.

Erica Rivera Contributes to City Pages' Best Of Issue

Erica Rivera was among the contributors who wrote about their favorite people, places, and things in the Twin Cities for City Pages' Best Of 2017 issue. Browse the issue online here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Erica Rivera On The Unicorn Food Trend

Erica Rivera reported on the new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, the latest addition to the unicorn food and beverage trend. Find out what other foods come in pastel rainbow hues (and with horns) on Crave Online here.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Erica Rivera On Breakfast Cereal

Erica Rivera ranked the best cereal brands of all time. Find out if your favorite made the list on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Roma di Luna

Erica Rivera asked Roma di Luna about the band's upcoming reunion show. Find out why founders (and former spouses) Alexei Casselle and Channy Leaneagh wanted to return to the stage after a six-year hiatus on City Pages here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Bruise Violet

Erica Rivera interviewed Danielle Cusack of grunge-punk group Bruise Violet. Read the Q&A about creepers, consent, and the band's new EP Trophy Wife on City Pages here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Jeremy Messersmith

Erica Rivera spoke to Jeremy Messersmith about his quirky new songbook and album 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record For The 21st Century and Beyond. Find out how to get your free copy on City Pages here.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Okuda San Miguel

Erica Rivera interviewed Barcelona-based painter and street artist Okuda San Miguel about his debut exhibition in Los Angeles. Read more about his work on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Erica Rivera On Southern Food Myths

Erica Rivera asked Chef Thomas Boemer of Revival and Corner Table to debunk five Southern food myths. Get schooled in all things soul food on Crave Online here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Erica Rivera On Philly Cheesesteaks

In honor of National Cheesesteak Day on March 24, Erica Rivera found the best places to satisfy your Philly cheesesteak craving. Read up (or just whet your appetite) on Crave Online here.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Erica Rivera On Tom Brady's Performance Meals

Tom Brady has teamed up with meal kit company Purple Carrot to create high-performance recipes. Read more about how to get the plant-based diet delivered to your door on Crave Online here.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Erica Rivera Profiles Bad Larry's Hard Coffee

Erica Rivera profiled Bad Larry's, the first "hard coffee" coming to market in May. Read more about this one-of-a-kind alcoholic cold press on Crave Online here.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Carmen Lynch

Erica Rivera spoke to comedian Carmen Lynch about giving up on online dating, hating cats, and her favorite profane phrases in Spanish. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Erica Rivera On Sugar Shacks

Skip the cliché Spring Break beach vacation and visit a Canadian sugar shack instead. Find out where to experience the seasonal traditions of maple syruping season on Crave Online here