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.

The Very Model

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Aug 21-23

Sweet streams are made of this.

08/21/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Get Well Soon

Sec. James Baker and Wife Recovering After Covid Diagnosis

A Houston native, Baker served under three presidents.

08/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Art You Ready to Drink?

Art Colony Association Draws Up New Art Talk Series

The cocktail-infused chats will feature Houston artists including Gonzo247, Tony Paraná, and Donkeeboy.

08/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Songs and Stories

Head Inside the Studio with Stages Studio Sessions

The new eight-week series is bringing fresh performances from some of Houston's audience-favorites straight to your laptop.

08/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Virtual Her-story

Heritage Society Takes 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Online

The exhibit, "Women Cast Their Ballots," will be up on the museum's website through March 2021.

08/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Feel the Love

“Wall of Love” is Cementing Kindness in Houston

The growing initiative brings basic necessities to homeless individuals.

08/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Girls in Film

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Aug 14-16

Concerts, photos, and films—you name it, we've got it.

08/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Good Times Await

Houston’s The Suffers Joins Crash the Couch Virtual Music Fest This Weekend

Nathaniel Rateliff, Cold War Kids, and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard are all headlining the two-day music sesh.

08/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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