Thursday, December 29, 2016

Erica Rivera Contributes to Twin Cities Critics Tally

Erica Rivera was honored to be asked once again to contribute to the Star Tribune's Twin Cities Critics Tally, an end-of-year review of the Minnesota music scene. Find out what she named as the best local albums, songs, and live performers of 2016 online here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Aza Abe (née Erdrich)

Erica Rivera interviewed Ojibwe artist Aza Abe (née Erdrich) about her many artistic mediums, her first solo exhibition, and how her mother (Louise Erdrich) showed her to balance a creative life with motherhood. See her work on the cover the Dec. 28 issue of City Pages and read the Artist of the Year feature online here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Erica Rivera Ranks Favorite Albums of 2016

Erica Rivera ranked her favorite albums (local and otherwise) of 2016 along with fellow City Pages contributors. Read her lists and commentary about what made this year's music selection memorable here.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Alan Sparhawk of Low

Erica Rivera asked Alan Sparhawk, frontman for Duluth-based band Low, about his Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs. Read--and listen--to the list on City Pages here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Tig Notaro

Erica Rivera spoke with comedian, actress, and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro about her Amazon series One Mississippi, her marriage to Stephanie Allynne, and the two new men in her life. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Erica Rivera on Controversial Art at the MN State Capitol

Erica Rivera reported on the decisions handed down by the Minnesota Historical Society's executive committee regarding controversial and culturally insensitive art on display in the State Capitol. Read about the years-long debate, with comments from Ojibwe professor and author Anton Treuer, on City Pages here.

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.