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.

On the Road Again

Take a Dip in Pagosa Springs

Southwest Colorado’s year-round attraction offers both relaxation and excitement.

10/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Jazzing Up Livestreams

Da Camera Announces Two New Series and a Range of Virtual Fall Concerts

The jazz and chamber music presenter stops for no one—not even Covid-19.

10/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

They Will Rock You

Concerts Are Returning to Houston, Thank the Music Gods

White Oak Music Hall is launching a new outdoor concert series, plus other venues announce upcoming shows.

10/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Keep thy mask onneth!

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 2–4

Is that cold front we were promised here yet?

10/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Nevertheless, she persisted

Chelsea Clinton Talks Olympics and the Power of Persistence Ahead of Virtual Reading Tonight

The former first daughter and bestselling children's author will discuss her newest book, "She Persisted in Sports," with Brazos Bookstore. .

09/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Will they get mars bars?

Update: First U.S. Commercial Spacecraft, “Resilience,” to Launch in November

The historic flight will inaugurate a new era in ISS operations, 20 years after the first mission left Earth’s orbit.

09/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Times Are A-Changin’

Our Fall Arts Guide, Coronavirus Edition

Here’s what’s happening (and not happening) this season in Houston's arts and culture world.

09/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

El Zócalo

The Alley Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Virtual Style

The monthlong programming includes virtual readings, original stories, and musical performances.

09/25/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Tit for Tatts

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Sept 25-27

An evening of comedy, a chamber composition world premiere, and Tobe Nwigwe's only show of the year.

09/25/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Stay Winnin’

Megan Thee Stallion Tops Time’s 100 Most Influential List

And her cover photo is, shall we say, savage.

09/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Cowboy Men

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

All the world's a stage when you can livestream.

09/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Art You Ready to Party?

Buffalo Bayou Park Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary with Five Arts Events

The Park's "Artful Anniversary" runs throughout the month of October.

09/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Recognition

Houston's Third and Fifth Wards Designated Cultural Districts by the State

And with so much history in both neighborhoods, it's really no surprise.

09/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Breaking the cycle

Mayor Turner Announces New Office of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

The new office expands the city’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division to address issues of domestic abuse.

09/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Fall Films

Cruise into Fall with Rooftop Cinema's Drive-In Movie Lineup

Whether you’re into indies, throwbacks, or the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, there's a movie for you. 

09/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Love and Zombies

Praise Be, Margaret Atwood Is Spending a Virtual Evening with Brazos Bookstore

Atwood will be reading from her new poetry collection, "Dearly."

09/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Dances and Dickinson

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

A one-woman show, appetite-evoking art, and more drive-ins.

09/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

#CovidRuinsEverything

UPDATED: TUTS Announces More Season Changes, Virtual Gala Headliner

The upcoming season now begins in May 2021, and there won't be a Miller show next summer. But hey, there is a new date for the annual Gala.

09/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Hello, Fall Arts

Arts News: Bun B Performing in Tito’s Made to Order Music Festival

Plus a TUTS webcast series, socially distanced concerts at The Rustic, the kickoff of Houston Symphony’s season, and the city’s first Black-owned drive-in.

09/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Going once, going twice

Bun B and Other Houston Celebs Auctioning Off Items for a Good Cause

Autographed guitars, baseball caps, and more are being sold as part of a charity action to help music industry workers affected by the current pandemic.

09/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven