There was far more tragedy written about in the pages of D Magazine than we ordinarily care for, but those were the stories that needed telling in 2013. The untimely death of a war hero, an explosion that shook a small town, how the loss of two teenage boys proved a rallying cry for a community—with these and others our writers endeavored to do justice to the people at the heart of these tales, as well as all those affected by them.

You can read on to find which 10 this year drew the largest audiences and to judge for yourself how successful we were in our mission of painting a true portrait of North Texas in our pages.