All posts by Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

About Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.

Meet the Portlander who killed Iron Man

(Reuters file photo)

You may have heard the name Alex Irvine. If not, he’s one of Portland’s most prolific contemporary authors, and I guarantee you’ve heard of some of the main characters of his books: Batman, the Transformer Optimus Prime and Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow are among them. In addition to his own original works, Alex writes […]

Mainer’s cave-diving ‘Monsters Underground’ show gets bumped up to Discovery Channel, premiere date announced

Former Portland doctor Casey Onik, a scientist on the "Monsters Underground" team, explores a cave during an episode of the show. (Photo courtesy of Destination America)

In the days before “Monsters Underground” was scheduled to premiere on the cable channel Destination America — Aug. 22 — I received word from the channel’s publicist that it was a no-go, and that she’d be able to announce a new premiere time as soon as details became available. While it certainly sounded like the show’s […]

America’s first circus college on why they picked Portland, and how they’re ‘serious about education’

Sarah Huling, an instructor for Circus Atlantic, dangles from silks during a demonstration of aerial acrobatics at the Portland YMCA. Circus Atlantic is a youth program started by the Circus Conservatory of America. (The Forecaster photo by Ben McCanna)

On the latest edition of the Ink & Pine podcast, we talked with Peter Nielsen and Alisan Funk, president and academic program director, respectively, for the Circus Conservatory of America. The conservatory will be America’s first circus college, and is an anchor part of the $100-plus-million redevelopment of Portland’s high visibility Thompson’s Point, potentially one […]