Does 'Mad Men deserve an Emmy nod?; Jay-Z's 99 actual problems; and gold ice in Nashvile

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on July 18, 2013 

The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum" led the way with 17 nominations.

The Washington Post's Hank Stuever wonders whether Mad Men really deserves yet another nomination for outstanding drama series. The short answer: No.

The Post also writes today that The Smithsonian is struggling to maintain its growing inventory.

If you haven't checked it out, Jack Handey's Shouts & Murmurs from this week's issue of The New Yorker is a must-read. Hilarious.

English food writer Jay Rayner hates picnics

San Francisco got its first-ever Applebee's this month on Fisherman's Wharf.

The Smithsonian's Food + Think blog has a lengthy piece on the evolution of American barbecue.

Food Republic has 17 signs you might be a pizza snob.

The Charleston-based Bravo reality series "Southern Charm" is ruffling some feathers in the Holy City -- before a single episode has even aired. 

An MTV reality show seems poised to be shot or at least be cast in Charleston, according to this Craigslist ad. 

The NHL's Nashville Predators painted its ice gold -- and it's kind of awesome.

A law degree will earn you, on average, at least $1 million in your lifetime, a new study finds. 

The FBI has found at least 27 scientific errors in federal death penalty cases.

Popular blogging site Tumblr had a security leak that revealed passwords and other information on iOs devices

Artist Ali Graham illustrates what Jay-Z's 99 problems ACTUALLY are.

Kings of Leon released their new single, "Supersoaker" yesterday.

 Check out this sweet Carolina Panthers sh... wait, isn't that South Carolina?


Introducing Pixelist, a new service that will turn your Instagram photos into handmade oil paintings. 

National Geographic Magazine has been posting an absolute stunning series of photos to Instagram from an upcoming series on the lives of lions. This is from today. Beautiful.

Speaking of Instagram, The NFL's Arizona Cardinals posted this cool video showing support staff getting iPad's loaded with plays and charged in advance of training camp.

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