Mindy Lucas

Bacon-shaped cookies; David Gregory causes a scene; and Papa John gets crunk

In today's paper I wrote about a surprising S.C. food regulation that prohibits the sale or service of wild, foraged mushrooms. The state is one of only three with such a prohibition still on the books.

The Charleston Post and Courier's Marion Sullivan new cookbooks from Richard Blais and "Chopped" judge Alex Guarnaschelli.

Researchers are closer to identifying a gene that causes laziness.

Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba was legal, according to Treasury Department officials.

The lineup for the iconic Newport Folk Festival has been announced. Beck, The Avett Brothers and Feist top the bill. 

"Meet the Press" host David Gregory kind of makes a fool of himself over a parking snafu.

White House Chef Sam Kass will be among the furloughed White House staff.

Who Knew? F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald hated the original film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," a silent film released in 1926. 

Papa John looking a little worse for the wear after his hometown Louisville Cardinals won the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship on Monday night. 

Bacon-shaped cookies.

Esquire urges Final Four MVP Luke Hancock to clean up his beard.

Phrases journalists use too much.

Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson knows his way around a nice  watch.

A chart illustrates the staggering unoriginality of most college mascots. Suffice it to say, there are a lot of Eagles, Tigers and Bears. Oh my. 

DogTV coming to DirecTV. No, it's not April Fool's and yes, this is a real thing.