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.

No, Wait, November?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Nov 6–8

Country stylings, printmaking, and dance on film.

11/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Our Meme Queen

Meet Sara Cress, The Woman Who Put @HarrisVotes on the Twitter Map

From corgi clips to NASA retweets and a whole lot of focaccia, the Heights resident has had us laughing all the way to the polls.

11/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Number Crunchin’

Houston, We Haven’t Voted This Much since George H.W. Bush was on the Ballot

A record setting 1.56 million Harris County residents have voted in this election, making this the highest turnout percentage since 1992.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Voting Superhero

Meet County Clerk Chris Hollins, the Man Fighting for Your Right to Vote

Through his ambitious efforts to expand voter access, he helped Harris County cast an unprecedented 1.44 million ballots during early voting.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Boo!

5(ish) Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 30-Nov 1

No tricks, just treats, on this list.

10/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Como la Funko

UPDATED: We Know What Selena's Funko Pop Looks Like ... Finally

And not just one look either.

10/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

This Concert's Made For Watchin'

Art News: Stages's Honky Tonk Laundry Two Steps Its Way Online

Plus a drive-in Bun B concert, a Carmen Herrera exhibition at MFAH, and a new Blue October album.

10/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Voting Rocks

The Suffers' Kam Franklin Hosting a Virtual Festival and Voting Rally Tonight

The hybrid concert-rally features 20 musical acts and poets from across the South.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Will they get mars bars?

Update: First U.S. Commercial Spacecraft, “Resilience,” to Launch November 14

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

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Como La Flor

See the First Official Trailer of Netflix's Upcoming Selena Series

Part One of the new biographical drama about the life of the Queen of Tejano Music drops December 4.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No "Bah Humbugs" Here

Alley Takes Its Annual Production of A Christmas Carol Online

The company will also be transforming the George R. Brown Convention Center into a winter wonderland for Deck the Trees.

10/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Starstruck

Get the Red-Carpet Treatment When You Vote at Toyota Center on Saturday

It's all part of MTV's star-studded event celebrating the first-ever nationwide Vote Early Day.

10/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Scary feet, scary feet, scary feet!

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 23–25

Can you feel the art tonight? 'Cause we can.

10/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Stick to Your Cause

Dana Tanamachi's Putting Her Stamp on the USPS

The native Houstonian's stamp, which rolled out in August, has become a symbol in the fight to save the postal service.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

amuck amuck amuck!

Houston’s Halloween 2020 Happenings

From symphony concerts, to family friendly activities, to screenings of "Hocus Pocus," there’s a haunted event for you.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's Gonna Be Lit

Yeah, We're Still in a Pandemic, but Come November There'll Also Be Zoo Lights

The Houston Zoo's annual display of colorful holiday cheer kicks off November 14 and runs through the beginning of January.

10/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The new Uncle Sam

Curbside Larry Wants YOU to Vote ... from Your Car

Our favorite HCPL hype man is back to tell you all about Harris County's drive-thru voting.

10/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Have you voted yet?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 16-18

Saxophones, multimedia art, and Robbert Kennedy.

10/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Page to Screen

Bryan Washington's New Book is Being Made into a TV Show, and It Hasn't Even Hit Stands Yet

The follow-up to his acclaimed short story collection, Washington's first novel, "Memorial," will be released on October 27.

10/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven