Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.
1. One evening a couple of years ago, 82-year-old Barbara Robson was crammed in a rush-hour London tube train. Politely, she asked a young man near her, smart in his suit and tie, if he might move along a little. ‘He turned to me,’ she says, ‘and told me that, as an old woman, I was a total waste of space.’”
Here are some of our favorite articles from 2012, in a completely random order and selected rapidly and under pressure. Many of our favorites no doubt slipped through the cracks and, as such, are lost forever. Sike! Happy New Year!