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.

Happy 4th

5 Virtual Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, July 3-5

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue.

07/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Schedule Shift

Broadway at the Hobby Center Postpones New Season Until 2021

The new season now begins in January 2021 with "Tootsie."

07/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Stronger Together

Downtown Window Display Will Encourage Houstonians to Stick Together

The new mural is being made entirely of sticky notes, and the organizers are looking for thousands of names to fill the brightly colored memo sheets.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

’50s, ’60s, ’70, ’80s

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 26-28

Go on and groove to those good times.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Ennui

HGO Announces Dramatic Cuts to its Staff and Season

The opera is the latest Bayou City arts institution to alter its upcoming performance schedule to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

06/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Pick A Cause, Any Cause

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 19-21

We've got a weekend of events connected to Black Lives Matter, Pride, and Juneteenth.

06/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

#BlackLivesMatter

Read Your Way Toward Anti-Racism with These 7 Books

W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad all make the list.

06/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Season Switcheroo

TUTS Rearranges 2020-2021 Season in Response to Ongoing Pandemic

Don’t worry, the season’s still all there. It just begins in December.

06/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Rock On

5 Things You Must Do In Houston This Weekend, June 12-14

Go online, live it up in your car, or stretch your legs (safely, of course).

06/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

H is for Hope

After a Brutal Murder, Houstonians Came Together to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The death of Paul Broussard galvanized an entire city.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

BUG-EYE BEAUTY

The Tricky Craft of Insect Taxidermy

A Humble couple proves wings and stings can make beautiful art.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with These Summer Reads

All year long, the Houston Public Library is sharing one book a month in its Suffrage Centennial Book Club.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Buzz Buzz

5 Things You Must Do in Houston this Weekend, June 5-7

Performance art, a dance collaboration, and an album release.

06/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Have a Great Summer

Houston Celebrities Are Teaming Up to Congratulate the High School Class of 2020

Bet your graduation speakers never looked this good.

06/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Big Frame, Bigger Impact

Remembering Big Floyd

Recalling George Floyd's love of the Third Ward and contributions to Houston’s hip-hop scene

06/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Practicing What They Preach

New Church Builds Hand-Washing Stations for Houston's Homeless

Since the end of March, Rise Houston Church has placed 16 portable sinks around the Houston-area as part of its Clean Hands initiative.

05/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

10-9-8-7-6

5 Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, May 29-31

It’s all about the drive-in and streaming experience.

05/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

To Infinity and Beyond

History Is On Hold As Weather Delays the SpaceX Launch

The history-making mission will also be the first time a private company has sent humans into space

05/25/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Code Covid

Life on the Frontlines: The Nurses Fighting for Your Lives During the Pandemic

Health care workers speak about the challenges of working in a world ravaged by COVID-19.

05/25/2020 Photography by Arturo Olmos By Timothy Malcolm and Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The “Maybe Don’t Go to the Beach” Edition

5 Things To Do Over Your Memorial Day Weekend

Rooftops, starry skies, and a couple of queens.

05/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven