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.

Good-As-Hell Cause

Houston’s Lizzo Set To Make Appearance in Celeb-Packed Concert

The free concert, "One World: Together At Home," will be live-streamed and broadcast around the world this weekend.

04/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Arts Will Go On

Houston Artist Relief Funds Kick into High Gear

Organizations of all sizes and scopes are working together to assist Bayou City artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

04/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have An Anniversary

UPDATED: 7 At-Home Activities To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

Space Center Houston may be closed, but there's still plenty of ways to celebrate NASA's "successful failure."

04/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All The Plays

Alley Theatre Restructuring in Response to COVID-19

The changes include reducing its previously announced 2020-2021 season from eight shows to five.

04/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Lonely Listening Edition

5 Houston Podcasts to Fuel You Through Your Weekend

Texas history, barbecue, and space—what more could you need?

04/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Shock Waves

Houston Museum of Natural Science Announces Furloughs and Salary Cuts

The museum is the latest organization to take a financial hit amid COVID-19.

04/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have Hope

UH Physicist’s Nanotechnology Could Stop Coronavirus in its Tracks

There’s more than just water-repelling mask coating in the works.

04/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Bored Game Edition

5 Fantastic Games to Play While Cooped Up

We’ve got card games, board games, and online games.

04/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ghost of Houston Past

Mark Lardas Is Discovering Houston's Future by Digging into Its Past

The writer documenting our city’s history through forgotten landmarks.

04/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Good News Edition

5 Pieces of Good News to Help You Through The Weekend

We’ve got everything you could possible need: Selena, hand sanitizer, and puppies!

03/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Arts Upended

Houston Performing Arts Community Braces for Uncertain Future

Companies return to the drawing board as the Coronavirus wreaks havoc on remainder of 2019-2020 season

03/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

KO’d by Covid

Houston's Comicpalooza and Fandemic Tour Cancelled Amid Coronavirus

Both geek-centric conventions, previously scheduled for the coming months, vow to return in 2021.

03/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Safe Space

Johnson Space Center Taking Safety Precautions Amid Coronavirus

Even with many of its personnel teleworking, the hub of human space flight continues to forge ahead on major programs.

03/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All the Floof

Ditch that Melancollie Feeling with These H-Town Dogs

An extra bit of pawsitivity in honor of National Puppy Day.

03/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Everything's Still Cancelled Edition

5 Houston-Related Films to Binge Watch This Weekend

From cowboys, to space adventures, to good, ol' family dramas.

03/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Critter Cam

Tune into the Houston Zoo for a Virtual Field Trip

The animals are welcoming visitors through Facebook Live.

03/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Art never stops

How to Get Your Art Fix Without Leaving Your Home

It's a big, wide virtual world out there.

03/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Never be bored

Houston, We Have Recommendations

Houstonia staff share what we're reading and watching to get through the social distancing.

03/16/2020 Edited by Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Everything’s-Being-Cancelled Edition

5 Houston-Connected Songs to Sing While Washing Your Hands

Remember to cough into your elbow … and stop hoarding all the toilet paper.

03/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Listen to the fabric of Houston

Travel the World at the Free DiverCity Project Concerts

The new, free concert series lets you tour Houston's cultural communities through music.

03/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven