This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — the poem written in 1814 that in 1931 became the United States’ official national anthem.
On March 3, 1931, Congress sent its bill to make the song the official anthem to President Hoover. See The Times’ coverage of that here: National Hymn Bill Approved. Alas, The Times was not around to cover the War of 1812.
Above, that banner yet waves over Griffith Park in 1934.
China consumes half of the world’s pork. And the country’s growing middle class — bigger than the population of the United States — wants more meat. The Center for Investigative Reporting looks at how China plans to meet that demand.
Automated process in creating packaging design. Graphics are created in Processing, so there are infinite possibilities: each compilation of the code gives similar but ultimately different results. The graphics are an interpretation of the strength of the coffee.