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  • Polar Plunge at the FOE Pool
    Sunday saw dozens of brave fools jump right into a pool of unheated water in East Dallas. There must be easier ways to raise money for charity, guys. RIGHT? GUYS?Photographer Danny Hurley was on the scene, and sensibly stayed dry.
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  • 100 of Our Favorite Dallasites of 2013
    Ace portrait photographer Danny Hurley went on many travels on our behalf this year, and he's put together 100 of his favorites of 2013. From the weird to the wonderful to the strange and mundane with everything else in between, it's an amazing selection.
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  • Food Porn: The Sexy Dallas Desserts of 2013
    And now, some dessert-y food porn to help ring in the new year. You're welcome, Dallas.
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  • The People of Lights All Night (NSFW)
    Dallas' biggest EDM party took place last weekend, in Dallas Conference Center. The rave nation was out in force, with glowing things, furry stuff, and flesh on display as far as the eye could see. Photographer Ed Steele has been accepted as one of the rave kids now. He will never return.
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  • The Year in Dallas Meat Photos
    2013 was a meaty year. So meaty in fact that we've put together a selection of our favorite, juicy shots. Warning: this slideshow is definitely not vegetarian-friendly.
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  • Nightlife: Ugly Sweaters at Mantus
    What's a better Christmas outfit than the ubiquitous ugly Christmas sweater? Nothing at all, that's what. Mantus had a festival of them, and Roderick Pullum immortalized the sweaters.
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  • Nightlife: One Year of Luxx
    Dallas nightclub Luxx has been open for one year, and what better way for a party venue to celebrate an anniversary than by throwing a giant party?! Roderick Pullum was on hand to capture the Dallas nightlife.
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  • 2013 in Dallas Observer Covers
    We here at your good old Dallas Observer had some amazing, groundbreaking cover stories this year. We also had the amazing cover art that makes us one of the brightest and zippiest presences on newsstands around the city. Check out some of the best art of the year, and the stories they related to.
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  • James Franco's Year, Ranked
    It's a long-running joke that James Franco is a busy guy -- not just in the film industry, but it academia and the arts. Voice Film Critics have ranked James Franco's 2013 for you, the discerning, uhh, Franco-phile. Click on the link to read more about the project. See also: The Top 20 Films...
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  • Dallas' 20 Best New Openings of 2013
    2013 was a feast for Dallas, and loads of new places opened up. We've compiled photos of our twenty favorites, so you can spend the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 drooling. All photos are by Catherine Downes unless it says otherwise under the photo, and click the restaurant name for our full...
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  • Dish: Alligator Cafe Has That Special Sauce
    For this week's Dish review, Dallas Observer food critic Scott Reitz ventures into Deep Ellum to check out Alligator Cafe. Here are some delicious outtakes from photographer Catherine Downes.
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  • The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013
    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify...
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