After leaving her hometown of Baltimore, Emma spent five years covering arts & culture in the mountains of Virginia before joining Houstonia in January 2020.

During her tenure in the commonwealth, she walked with ghosts through the state's oldest municipal cemetery, became BFFs with one of the writers behind the Despicable Me franchise, and borderline stalked an Elvis Tribute Artist — but in her defense, she won multiple awards for that story, and he was crowned the world's best ETA. Her work has been picked up by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press.

When Emma's not chasing down a story, taking in a musical, or watching a superhero TV show, she's spending time with her giant, sweet potato fry-stealing cat, Boh (named after Charm City icon Natty Boh), whose raison d'etre is to be a real-life Garfield.

Eye Spy

The Children’s Museum of Houston Has Finally Reopened

And it’s got a brand-new exhibit and a host of “Fun Summer Vibes” events through August.

06/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

"On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed to Headline a Surprise Inprint Event

The renowned Texas-born historian will talk about her memoir, "On Juneteenth," on June 21.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Love Bugs

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 4-6

You've never seen Danny Tanner like this.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Pass Go

Houstonopoly Bringing Classic Board Game to Life in Fun-Filled Pop-Up

The Instagram-worthy experience filled with nods to Space City runs June 4 through July.

06/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Arts in the Bayou City

ICYMI: New Plan Puts East End's Rich Arts & Culture Scene Front and Center

Plus, we've two poet laureates and a Pepsi-featured artist.

06/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Hey There, Gordy

Stages Is Welcoming Fans Back to The Gordy with a Bang

The upcoming 2021–2022 season features six world premieres and four plays written by Houstonians.

06/01/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Plus, there’s a brand-new feature attraction

UPDATED: Comicpalooza Adds Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stars to 2021 Lineup

Other properties featured so far include "Dragon Ball Z," "Hellboy," "Saved by the Bell," and pro wrestling. 

05/28/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Start of Summer

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, May 28–30

We've got a hip-hop mega concert, the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, and a giant, crocheted bridge.

05/28/2021 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Voter Fraught

What's Happening During This Year's Texas Legislative Session?

What Texas’s restrictive voting bills could mean for Houston.

05/25/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Very Houston News

J.J. Watt Is Back in Houston ... Sort of

A is for animals and Astrodomes. Plus, some questionable parking.

05/21/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Vroom Vroom

5 Things to Do In Houston This Weekend, May 21-23

Feel the buzz, listen to a little night music, and get two-dimensional.

05/21/2021 By Emma Schkloven

oh the places you'll go

Dr. Seuss Experience Brings Out the Child in Everyone

We meant what we said, and we said what we meant, you'll enjoy this whimsical playscape 100 percent.

05/20/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Bettin' on Beethoven

Itzhak Perlman Talks Beethoven Ahead of Houston Symphony Concert

The living legend of the violin comes to the Bayou City for his first concert as artistic partner of the Symphony May 22–23.

05/19/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Lights up on Washington Heights!

Lin-Manuel Miranda Dropping By Blue Willow Bookshop for Virtual In the Heights Event

The June 15 event will launch his new book "In the Heights: Finding Home," which tells the story of his first Tony-winning musical.

05/19/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Vroom Vroom

Here's What We Loved about Art Car This Year

It's wasn't the parade we're used to, but the three-day festival-like experience was a ride.

05/17/2021 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

the tradition drives on

Our 10 Favorite Cars at Art Car This Year

Instead of the usual parade, the Art Car By Day Experience is showcasing the craziest motor masterpieces around.

05/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

POST Music

Live Nation Announces New Downtown Music Venue in Defunct Post Office

The Terminal is on track for a November opening inside POST Houston, but the show schedule drops in July.

05/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

If you’re not going to art car 

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, May 14–16 

Embrace summertime and head outside and maybe down to Galveston. 

05/14/2021 By Brittany Cristiano and Emma Schkloven

Speed City

Houston's Ange Hillz Speed Painted His Way to a TIME Cover

The Bayou City painter talks passion for bright colors, memorializing George Floyd, and creating a cover for the famous magazine in five hours.

05/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Season's Gonna Rock

Theatre Under the Stars Will Finally Return This October

The season kicks off with '80s jukebox musical "Rock of Ages."

05/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven