Friday, April 27, 2018

Erica Rivera Profiles SPIRAL Collective


Erica Rivera spoke to the leadership circle of SPIRAL Collective, a reproductive health organization based in Minneapolis. Read the piece in the May 2018 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Ben Kovacs


Erica Rivera spoke to Ben Kovacs, co-founder of Guardian Gym, a non-profit martial arts gym that provides a safe after-school space for youth in Oakland, California. Read his story on Mandatory here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Shawn Francis Peters


Erica Rivera spoke to Shawn Francis Peters about his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward. The true story exposes one of Minneapolis' most notorious criminals and his attempt to profit from the death of a local dressmaker. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews The Replacements' Roadie


Erica Rivera sat down with Bill Sullivan, a former roadie for the Replacements. Sullivan discussed some of the highs and lows of hanging with the legendary punk band in regards to his new tour diary Lemon Jail. Read the piece in the April 11, 2018 issue of City Pages or online here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Melissa Coleman



Erica Rivera sat down with Melissa Coleman, creator of The Faux Martha blog, to discuss her new cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen. Read about her less-is-more approach to cooking and design on City Pages here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews John Jodzio (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to short story author John Jodzio about This Is The Only Orientation You're Going to Get, his latest collection of crazy tales. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Jodzio in 2016 about his book Knockout. You can read that Q&A here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Sloane Crosley


Erica Rivera spoke to Sloane Crosley about her calamity magnetism, befriending swingers, and egg freezing in regards to her new personal essay collection Look Alive Out There. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Colin Meloy


Erica Rivera spoke to Colin Meloy of the Decemberists about post-election depression, suicidal ideation, and and the trippy artwork on the band's new album I'll Be Your Girl. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Davu Seru


Erica Rivera spoke to composer and improvisational drummer Davu Seru about his new production Dead King Mother. Read about how a tragic murder on the same night as Martin Luther King's death informed this "blues for chamber ensemble" in the April 2, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.