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'Vermeer' Essayist Sheds Light on Variety of Topics

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Lawrence Weschler about his new collection of essays Vermeer in Bosnia. Weschler's topics range from the war crimes trials in Bosnia to the unique quality of light in the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and in Los Angeles.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.