Thursday, May 31, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Annie Fitzgerald


Erica Rivera spoke with singer-songwriter Annie Fitzgerald about overcoming postpartum depression to make her new album You & Me & the Sun. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Erica Rivera Wins First Place in Poetry Contest


Erica Rivera placed first in the adult category of Dakota County Library's annual poetry contest. You can read her award-winning poem, Crooked Places Straight, online here.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Erica Rivera Reports on Menopause and Creativity


Erica Rivera spoke to musical artists Pippi Ardennia, Desdamona, and Tina Schlieske about persevering through "the change" and how (peri)menopause affected their creativity. Read the piece online here or in the May 20, 2018 issue of the Star Tribune.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Lake Street Dive (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to Rachael Price, lead vocalist for Lake Street Dive, about the band's genre-defying music, political influences on their new album Free Yourself Up, and finding time for a personal life. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Rivera previously interviewed Lake Street Dive member Mike Olson in 2014. Read that Q&A here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Static Panic


Erica Rivera spoke to Ro Lorenzen of Static Panic about gender fluidity, '80s music influences, and the story behind the band's name. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Professional Mermaid Hannah Fraser


Erica Rivera spoke to Hannah Fraser, a  Los Angeles-based professional mermaid, about creating her own tails, occupational hazards, and her ocean conservation activism. Read more on Mandatory here.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Siri Daly


Erica Rivera spoke to Today show contributor Siri Daly about her Minnesota roots and her new cookbook Siriously Delicious. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Dan Israel


Erica Rivera spoke to Dan Israel about retiring from the Minnesota State Legislature's Revisor's Office, his divorce, and finding liberation from a midlife crisis on his new album You're Free. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Steven Cohen Photo.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Claire Dederer


Erica Rivera spoke to author Claire Dederer about marriage, monsters, and her midlife memoir Love & Trouble. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Invisibilia's Lulu Miller


Erica Rivera spoke to Invisibilia podcast co-founder Lulu Miller about her unconventional career path, the show's viral success, and the dark recesses of human experience. Read the piece on City Pages here.

(Photo by Kristen Finn.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Melissa Broder About "The Pisces"


Erica Rivera spoke to So Sad Today bestselling author Melissa Broder about mermen, depression, and her sexy new novel The Pisces. Read the profile on Kirkus here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Erica Rivera Interviews Kailen Rosenberg


Erica Rivera spoke to Kailen Rosenberg, owner of elite matchmaking service The Love Architects, about her new dating app The Lodge Social Club. Is it the next best thing in online dating or just another way to find a dud? Find out on City Pages here.