Media Minutiae: ‘Da Vinci Clone’ Edition

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Dan Brown at the Time 100 party last month

  • ‘Da Vinci Clone’?: Vanity Fair article raises plagiarism questions about mega-selling author Dan Brown. [E&P]
  • In Defense of Rather: Ex-CBS producer Mary Mapes defends Dan. [Huffington Post]
  • Shocker: Reporters would rather not take bureau jobs in Iraq. [New York Observer]
  • Nerve Pad: Founder Rufus Griscom‘s Tribeca loft is for rent. [Craigslist via Gawker]
  • Perv-eyor: Dateline reporter Chris Hansen‘s star rises with each sexual predator nabbed. [New York Observer]