And Now, Some Adorable Pups from Sunday's Pooch Parade

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Catherine Downes
Each year, pups gather at Lee Park for the annual Pooch Parade (part of the Easter in the Park extravaganza). Here are a handful of dogs from the event, that we find especially adorable. You can check out the entire slideshow here.

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Our Five Favorite Rangers Superfans from Rangers Fan Fest

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Photo by Rachel Parker

Rangers fans piled into the ballpark Saturday to get a little facetime with their favorite players. Autograph sessions, Q&As, tours of the dugout and a chance to run the bases rounded out the afternoon's events. We sent photographer Rachel Parker to weave through the masses and find our favorites.

While the cosplay hybrids steal the show, I've got to ask: Is anything more adorable than seeing a young kid, dudded up in gear, reaching for a pop fly?

No. No there is not. Because that is absolutely precious.

I salute you, little dude.

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Ten Simply Gorgeous Photos From Artopia

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Photo by Catherine Downes

On Saturday night about 1620 of us got together at Artopia.

We drank things. We shook things. We absorbed Dallas' creativity. Picking a favorite part of the night is impossible: Downstairs Magician Confetti Eddie and sidekick the Lovely Karleena were show-stoppers, and the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group captivated us with their "Dirty Filthy Diamonds."

Upstairs Juilliard-trained violinist Richmond Punch emoted beautifully while fashion models stalked the runway. There was Air Graffiti, an award ceremony for this year's Mastermind winners, giant Lite-Brites, silk screening, artful projections and live painting by local talents.

No wonder Artopia sold-out: It was one helluva party.

Here's some highlight shots from our own on-staff artist, photographer Catherine Downes.

See also: The People of Artopia (Slideshow)

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10 Stripped-Down Photos From Dallas' No Pants Subway Ride

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All photos by Ed Steele

Since the annual No Pants Subway Takeover arrived in Dallas, taking public transportation has become much more interesting. Sunday brought an afternoon of skivvy-clad commuters, hopping aboard DART to surprise and alter the days of unsuspecting fellow riders.

We sent photographer Ed Steele to follow these brave, stripped-down souls through their pantless mission. He came back with a whole slideshow's worth of mass transit evidence, from which we picked our ten favorites.

See Also: Dallas' No Pants Subway Ride 2014 (Slideshow)

See also: Critical Ass: The Ten Best Photos from Sunday's No Pants Subway Ride 2013


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The Dallas Observer Wants a Photography Intern

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Justin Terveen

Calling all photography students! The lovely and friendly people at the Dallas Observer are recruiting a photo intern for the upcoming semester.

Our interns work directly with the art director and the web editor to supply quality photography for blogs and slideshows, covering events including burlesque shows, art openings, local concerts, festivals, anything at all really. Interns who pass muster are provided the opportunity to assist with feature/cover photo shoots, working closely with the art director to get feedback on their work. Interns are also encouraged to present ideas that could be used for slideshows and photo presentations on the website. In the past, stellar interns have photographed dishes for our weekly review, as well as covers (and even won awards for it!).

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Eight Great Photos from Sunday's F.O.E. Polar Plunge

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All photos by Danny Hurley
In much colder parts of the country cold water dips are stern dares, scheduled on New Year's Day. Designed to baptize the NYE debauchery out of you, the shiver swims prove that you're still alive, despite all of this calendar flipping business.

In Dallas, the timetable is less pressing. (We like sleeping in and brunch.) And so the Hypnotic Donuts Second Annual Polar Plunge happened on Sunday, January 5, at 4 p.m. in the F.O.E.'s unheated, outdoor pool. The swim was a funds generator for the North Texas Food Bank, and we're told $747.00 was raised. We salute you, brave, crazy fools.

Here are some photos of the questionable decision making in action, from completely dry, sensible and clothed photographer, Danny Hurley.

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The Top 10 Mixmaster Photos from 2013

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Danny Hurley
2013 was an event-filled year for Dallasites with festivals, art shows, charity events and conventions galore. Here is a look at some of our favorite photos from the year. You can check out the entire year through thousands of photos in our slideshow section.


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Charming Portraits of People With Their Bicycles at the Dallas Tweed Ride

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All photos by Danny Hurley

Tweed is an oddly versatile textile. Tug the stuff on and assume all kinds of mothballed personalities, from tuppence-snatching chimney sweeps to classy bootleggers and warbly penny farthing operators. It all works, and it's all fun.

Each year those scamp cyclists at Bike Friendly Oak Cliff celebrate the throw-back fiber with a themed ride. The 2013 event launched Saturday afternoon from the Grassy Knoll and closed in pinkies-up drinking. It was a chilly day, but tweed is like, super warm, so we can happily report that all survived.

We sent photographer Danny Hurley to capture their adventure in photos. Here's our ten favorites.

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All photos by Danny Hurley

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The Ten Best Photos From Santa Rampage 2013

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Photo by Kerry Langford

Roughly 100 holiday party specialists tackled Dallas on Saturday night to spread cheer, do shots and get a little freaky with the mistletoe. Mohawked rude boy Santa, bearded banana Santa and church mice of questionable virtue were all present for the annual bar crawl, and so was photographer Kerry Langford who captured the magic in film. Here's our ten favorite shots, to see the rest visit our slide show.

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Photo by Kerry Langford


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Here Are 16 Photos of Kids Biffing it at the Klyde Warren Park Skating Rink

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Photos by Catherine Downes
As you've no doubt heard, a new "ice rink" opened at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas on Friday. Instead of ice, this 32-by-100-foot rink is made of several giant interlocking sheets of a synthetic skating surface called "Super-Glide" that fit together like puzzle pieces. Visitors with their own skates can use the rink for free. Otherwise, skate rentals cost $5 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. We arrived on Sunday afternoon, ready to capture some lunges and camel spins on camera. What transpired, while (arguably) equally entertaining, was a little bit different.

"This isn't ice," one little girl dressed in a cute, sparkly outfit yelled to her mother. "This is plastic!" Her mom, one of the few adults venturing out on the "ice" said that the surface offered more resistance than traditional rinks. So rather than gliding, inexperienced skaters kind of plopped and hobbled around. This could explain why so many kids spent more time on their butts than on their feet.

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