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.

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Inprint’s 40th Margarett Root Brown Reading Series Lineup Just Went from Big to Epic

Kazuo Ishiguro and Jhumpa Lahiri will now join an already-stacked lineup of literary heavyweights.

01/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Brrrrrrr

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 18–20

Is it cold outside, or is it just us?

12/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

C'mon, Baby, Do the Chokolution

World Going Loco for Tio Choko

The Houston comedian's been taking the world by storm with his #Chokolution dance craze that's caught the eye of everyone, from dancer Derek Hough to musician will.i.am.

12/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Top Lawyers 2020

Houston’s Original Nasty Woman

Hortense Sparks Ward fought for women’s rights and permanently changed Texas law in the process.

12/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Top Lawyers 2020

The Change of Plans That Made Rufus Cormier a Trailblazer

The attorney never wanted to practice law, but he ended up in the middle of history.

12/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

One for the Books

Houston Book Community Mourns Local Literary Titan Karl Kilian

Kilian helped forge the Bayou City's place on the national literary stage, founding Brazos Bookstore and co-founding Inprint.

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Santa's helpers

Pancho Claus Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer this Year

Richard Reyes, who first began playing the Bayou City's Tex-Mex Santa in 1981, has lost his financial sponsors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Charitable Giving

10 Ways Houstonians Can Find Help Right Now

Get back on your feet with these organizations.

12/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Emma Schkloven, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Denise Cathey

Yuletide (Viewing) Cheer

55 Movies to Watch While You're Stuck at Home This Holiday Season

A Christmas movie guide to suit your every mood and craving.

12/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

all the colors of the wind

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 4–6

If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Handmade in Houston

Here's Where to Buy Local While Holiday Shopping This Year

Gift your loved ones beautiful, personal presents while supporting Bayou City's artisans.

11/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven Photography by Jeff Fitlow

because the chevy chase show sold out

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Nov 27–29

This isn't our holiday events list, ya'll.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Not everyone likes football

What TV Shows and Movies to Stream on Thanksgiving

Besides "The Crown" and the "Mandalorian."

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Behind the scenes

Here's What to Look for on Your Next Trip to HMNS

The most fascinating artifacts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Behind the scenes

Take a Peek at the Menil Collection's Treasure Trove of Art

The Montrose collection is by no means a comprehensive representation of art history, but it dives deep into different movements.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Behind the Scenes

Secrets of the Museums

Houston's repositories share some of the most unique and intriguing items in their vast permanent collections.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven and Chris Gray