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Peter Z. Scheer
Peter Z. Scheer
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Peter Scheer grew up in the newspaper business, spending family vacations with his mother at newspaper editors’ conferences, enjoying daycare in editorial departments and begrudgingly reviewing his father’s columns on the way to school. Tagging along with his father on an expedition to Southeast Asia for Microsoft’s (now defunct) MungoPark.com, Peter found himself in the middle of a spontaneous Cambodian coup, alone and surrounded by armed teenagers. It was at that moment that he re-evaluated his parents’ chosen profession and wondered whether the family business was a sensible career path.

Having survived the incident, as well as a later encounter with giant bird-eating spiders, Peter went on to major in communication at the University of Southern California. During a study abroad trip to Hong Kong, Peter found himself in the middle of the SARS epidemic, and, recalling armed Cambodians, wondered why his travel luck was so consistently poor. Having survived the SARS epidemic, Peter returned to USC, where he continued to delay choosing a career. After graduation, he quickly entered the movie business. After a couple of years of long hours and “colorful” personalities, the armed Cambodians didn’t seem so bad, and he stopped refusing his father’s invitation to work part-time for Truthdig. He is now the Managing Editor.

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Stories by Peter Z. Scheer

Arts and Culture : Music


Beats Music

How Beats Music Drove Me Back to Spotify

In an overcrowded market, Spotify holds on to a special cachet.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE


Report : Technology


Don’t Believe Everything You Read About the Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is Google’s new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 READ MORE


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Original photo by Apple

iOS7: The Good, the Bad and the Infantile

On Tuesday, Apple released the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the introduction of third-party apps. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes, for better and worse.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE


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Illustration based on a Rolling Stone cover

Don’t Judge a Magazine by Its Cover

America’s apparent outrage over the Rolling Stone cover featuring a photo of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reveals a great deal about this country’s insecurities and prejudices.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE


Ear to the Ground


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Five Ways to Have a Chat Behind Big Brother’s Back

Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans, interest in cryptography has been piqued. That’s fine if you’re a nerd, but what about Grandma’s privacy? Luckily there are fairly simple ways to communicate privately.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE


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AP/Evan Vucci

Obama Should Have Given Americans a Choice

President Obama defended the government’s massive surveillance programs Friday, saying they “help us prevent terrorist attacks.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 READ MORE


Report : Truthdigger of the Week


AP/Michael Dwyer

Truthdigger of the Week: Jason Collins

As welcoming as the country has been to Jason Collins, the first openly gay man in major sports, he deserves even more credit than he’s received so far.

Posted on May 4, 2013 READ MORE


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