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.

Opera Nights In

HGO Replaces Its Cancelled Performances with a Full Slate of Digital Content

The new programming includes concert events, actual operas, a special documentary project, and a lot of familiar faces.

08/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Hold the Curtain

4th Wall Delays the Start of Its 10th Anniversary Season

The new season will begin in January with Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Between Riverside and Crazy."

08/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All The Plays

UPDATED: Alley Theatre Reveals Shortened 2020-2021 season

The company announced plans to reduce from eight shows to five and restructure its entire organization in response to COVID-19 back in May.

08/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

There's No Place Like Home

Houston Symphony Extends Its Livestream Music Series

The hour-long performances will feature repertoire not often performed during the orchestra's regular programing.

08/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have Recommendations: The Intern Edition

5 Things We’re (Mostly) Listening to This Weekend, Aug 7-9

Scientific snippets and uplifting explorations, plus some love for the Swifties.

08/07/2020 Edited by Emma Schkloven

Gotta Love Wally World

Walmart Drive-In Tour Rolling into Houston

The free movie screenings will also be coming to Katy, Spring, and Pearland.

08/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Artistic Shift

UPDATED: Check Out the Bayou City Art Festival Online This Weekend

Organizers of the annual festival have also launched a fundraising campaign to support local arts.

08/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

What’s In a Name?

Houston Zoo Wants You to Help Name Its New Baby Okapi

Zookeepers have narrowed it down to four choices. Now, the choice is yours.

08/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

We Got 'Em

Let Curbside Larry Tell You All about HCPL's To-Go Program

You can still borrow books, Blu-rays, and DVDs from both Harris County and Houston public libraries, even though they're closed.

08/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Come Sail Away

Float Your Boat and Watch a Movie with Floating Cinema

For one week in September, a new pop-up movie experience will let audiences watch movies on the water while social distancing.

08/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Eyes Have It

5 Things We’re Reading and Watching

Or "Houston, We Have Recommendations: Part III."

07/31/2020 Edited by Emma Schkloven

Here Comes the General

Hamilton's Christopher Jackson Is on Your Side And Will Soon Be in Your Living Room

The Tony-nominated singer's Aug 15 virtual concert will support several arts nonprofits that have been affected by COVID-19, including TUTS.

07/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Curtain closes

Opera in the Heights Bids Adieu to Fall Productions

The spring repertoire is still moving forward in the wake of furloughs and salary cuts.

07/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Murder, Marty, and Meditation

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, July 24-26

This weekend's events are a real hoot.

07/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Sew Long, Farewell

Houston’s 2020 International Quilt Festival Is Cancelled

The annual quilting extravaganza, which draws ten of thousands of quilters to the Bayou City each year, will return in October 2021.

07/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ballet Blues

Houston Ballet Cancels The Nutcracker

The beloved dance company announces 2020-2021 season changes, staff cuts.

07/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Twirl and Whirl

5 Virtual Things To Do in Houston This Weekend, July 17-19

There’s plenty happening in the Bayou City’s online arts world. So, stay inside.

07/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Show Won't Go On

Miller Outdoor Theatre Cancels the Rest of Its Summer Season

The theater hopes to resume in September, and its summer schedule has been postponed to 2021.

07/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

"Can't breathe when I got you on top of me"

Eminem Pays Tribute to George Floyd in New Single with Kid Cudi

The track, "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady," also takes digs at Drew Brees and anti-maskers.

07/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Packed Season

Stages Takes the Beginning of Its 2020-2021 Season Online

The company plans to pick up with traditional in-person performances with the return of "Honky Tonk Laundry" in October.

07/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven