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.

Ancient Scoop

HMNS Shares the Dirt on Its Upcoming Hall of Ancient Egypt Renovations

The museum's also announced a new timetable that will keep parts of the popular exhibit open during remodeling.

04/07/2021 By Emma Schkloven

You cool, man?

Screenings of the Dazed and Confused Cast Reunion Are Coming to Houston

The coming-of-age cult comedy from the directional mind of Houstonian-born Richard Linklater will play at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema the weekend of 4/20.

04/06/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Egyptian Overhaul

HMNS’s Hall of Ancient Egypt Closing for Renovations

The popular wing should reopen this November—right in time for a special touring exhibition of Ramses II artifacts.

04/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Schedule Shift IV

UPDATED: Broadway at the Hobby Center Pushes Wicked to 2023

But we still have "Hamilton" this season.

03/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Positive Apparel

4 Things to Know about H-Town Artist Donkeeboy's Collab with Life Is Good

And the T-shirt they designed is sure to make you smile.

03/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Let's (Not) Do the Time Warp Again

The Last Rocky Horror at the River Oaks Theatre

After the final movie screening at the beloved theater, mourning crowds began to sing an old classic.

03/26/2021 By Emma Schkloven With Jacob Calle

Start your engines

Houston’s Art Car Is Revving Up for In-Person May Events

There's no air in the parade's tires this year, but you’ll still be able to get your fix of mobile masterpieces.

03/24/2021 By Emma Schkloven

A Tale of Two Vincents

Two Immersive Van Gogh Experiences Are Coming to Houston

Both offer art lovers a unique way of viewing the post-impressionist's famous paintings.

03/15/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Excelsior!

Comicpalooza Plans a Triumphant Return This Summer

Your friendly neighborhood pop-culture convention will welcome Bayou City geeks to the George R. Brown Convention Center on July 17–18.

03/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

We're Not Joking, There Are Flying Chicken Statues at the Heights H-E-B

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get some Spicy Whataburger Ketchup, of course.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Ultimate Guide to Houston's Public Art

Space City's had a public art boom in the last 20 years, and it’s easy to see why.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven Photography by Amy Kinkead

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

Discover a Seuss-like World on Main Street

Artist Floyd Newsum's squiggly "Planter and Stems" is meant to represent Houston's old "8F Crowd."

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Feel the Waves of Janavi Folmsbee's Rail to the Sea

The watercolor-like Washington Arts District mural sits right next to an active rail line headed toward the Port of Houston.

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Admire the Houston-themed Papel Picado at This East End Light-Rail Station

Part of the city's Art in Transit program, the Cesar Chavez/67th Street Station is an homage to the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

On The Town

Let Your Fancy Take Flight with Books of a Feather

Instead the three Greek muses of theater, a trio of plucky birds welcome visitors Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

If You're Ever in City Hall, Look Up

The lobby's vaulted ceiling features a New Deal-era idealized depiction of Houston.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Check out this #HoustonStrong Mural in Midtown

"Curtain Mural Houston" was painted in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Houston's Seven Wonders Are a Time Capsule for the City

The towers, also called "Pillars of the Community," commemorate the Bayou City's 150th anniversary.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Who Needs Mount Rushmore When We've Got Mount Rush Hour?

Keep your eyes peeled for American Statesmanship Park next time you're near the I-10 and I-45 interchange.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls—Just Head Over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Bridal parties, prom-goers, quinceañera celebrators, newly engaged couples, and more have all posed in front of Houston's iconic fountain.

02/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven