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.

Sign of the Times

Face Masks Complicate Communication for Houston’s Deaf Community

It’s also putting unwanted attention on the Bayou City’s ASL interpreters.

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Glamorously Giving

Beyoncé and Other Houston Celebrities Give Back During Coronavirus Crisis

Don't you just love it when our celebs use their power for good?

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Well, We Feel Helpless

Hamilton's 2020 Return to Houston Cancelled

The highly-anticipated national touring production is officially the latest theatrical casualty of the novel coronavirus.

05/05/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Real Page-turners

Houston Authors Share What They've Read While Social Distancing

We’ve got such a wonderful array of talent coming out of the Bayou City, it’s no surprise their recommendations are equally diverse.

05/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Don’t) Feel the Rainbow

Houston Pride 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers plan to host the Bayou City's annual LGBTQ+ celebration this fall.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The "Sort Of Return to Normal" Edition

5 Houston Arts & Culture Activities You Can Enjoy Online This Weekend

Classical music, tiny dances, and lots of chalk.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Hungry for help

How Houstonians Can Assist Their Food-insecure Neighbors

The coronavirus crisis has had a major impact on Houston's most vulnerable populations. Here's how you can help.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Classy, bougie, ratchet

Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion Broke the Internet with Savage Remix

Proceeds from the new collab will go to a Houston charity.

04/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven

So Much Sanitizer

Slowly, but Surely, Houston's Museums Are Re-Opening

Institutions in the Museum District are taking precautions to keep staff and guests safe.

04/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Headspace

We're Living in Traumatic Times Thanks to Coronavirus, So Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Houston mental health experts discuss how the pandemic is affecting our brains, and what that means.

04/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Choices, Choices, Choices

Houston, We Have Recommendations: Round 2

Houstonia staff share what we’re reading, watching, and listening to now, a month into social distancing.

04/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snapshots From Galaxies Far, Far Away

Scoping Out The Sky: 30 Years of the Hubble Telescope

The world’s most famous telescope celebrates three decades and thousands of images this weekend.

04/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Hous-tory Edition

5 Houston-related History Books to Bolster Your Bayou City Pride

Oil, murder, and the Astros. What more could you possibly need?

04/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Put On Your Party Hat

Party on the Plaza Heading Online for Special Benefit Show

Previously announced spring season headliners will join several Houston celebrities for a virtual night of music benefiting Houston Food Bank.

04/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The show goes on

The Latest News from the Houston Arts World

We have updates from Main Street Theater, TUTS, MFAH, and more.

04/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

What’s Happening, What’s Not

What's Still on the Books for Houston's Arts & Culture

A list of cancelled, postponed, and rescheduled cultural happenings.

04/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Into The Fire

What You Should Cook This Month: Our Favorite Recipes

Whether it's pork, pickled shrimp, or an old-school cherry gelatin treat, here's what's making us happy.

04/20/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Vroom Vroom

Mobile Masterpieces from Art Car Parades That Still Blow Our Minds

Take a drive down memory lane as we look back at some epic pieces of automotive art.

04/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Artists, Start Your Engines

Art Car Parade Takes to the Virtual Streets this Weekend

The 33rd year of the beloved Houston festival has risen from the asphalt ashes, finding open land online and on TV.

04/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: Movie Edition Pt. II

5 More Houston-related Movies to Watch This Weekend

This sequel's got David v Goliath dramas, futuristic cops, and music icons.

04/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven