The feature articles from the D Magazine family of publications that most caught our readers' attention online in 2012 are a strange mix. One is a National Magazine Award-winning piece, another is a feature about the wedding of a minor online style celebrity. One is the harrowing account of the brutal kidnapping and torture of a woman, while yet another (by the same writer) explores one man's pursuit of perfection at a Plano bowling alley. All of them are—according to their popularity among our readers—worth your time.

On to the list.