Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews David Szalay

Erica Rivera asked author David Szalay about his dismal depiction of men and his misogynistic characterization of women in his new novel All That Man Is. Read the Q&A on Mandatory here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Charles Philippe Jean Pierre

Erica Rivera interviewed Haitian-American painter Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre about "The Feminist", his new exhibition at Public Functionary. Read what he had to say about masculinity, feminist texts, and how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired his new work on City Pages here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Erica Rivera Profiles Fraea for City Pages' Picked to Click

Erica Rivera profiled "shadow pop" outfit Fraea for the Picked to Click 2016 contest. The duo scored third place in the annual reader-selected awards for the best new local bands. Read the piece in this week's print issue of City Pages or online here.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Erica Rivera on Anthony Bourdain's "Appetites"

Erica Rivera devoured Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook Appetites and compiled the 50 tastiest tidbits of culinary wisdom from its pages. Read them on Mandatory here.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Jason Diamond About John Hughes Memoir

Erica Rivera interviewed author Jason Diamond about his new memoir Searching for John Hughes. Read what he had to say about the culture of the Chicago suburbs, the Cubs, and how Hughes' films shaped his life on Mandatory here.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Erica Rivera Interviews Emily Witt About "Future Sex"

Erica Rivera interviewed author Emily Witt about her experiments with porn, polyamory, and psychedelic drugs for her new book Future Sex. Read the Q&A on Mandatory here.