The Tulsa World looks back at the people and stories that made 2013 a memorable year.
Food trends in Tulsa last year included healthy juice bars, gourmet doughnuts and the creation of more highly coveted Oklahoma craft beers.
Some noted Oklahomans who influenced the world with their lives and work - from rock 'n' roll to the ballet - died this year.
From the devastation of an EF5 tornado that leveled Moore, to the drawn-out legal custody battle over the adoption of a Native American girl, to a quadruple murder at a south Tulsa apartment complex, the top stories of 2013 captured both attention and headlines.
It was an easy year to make money in the stock market, even as Congress almost wrecked the economy.
Filmmaker David O. Russell's farcical look at the 1970s Abscam FBI sting operation
involving con men, fake Arab sheiks and suitcases full of money
is smart, hilarious and everything you want out of a great movie. Russell has a gift for working with actors to develop a character, and then allowing them to take risks. The result is that each star
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner
delivers a career-defining performance.
In 2013, everything and nothing happened in the publishing industry.
This was a year for a changing of the guard in the Tulsa religious community, from Oral Roberts University to major downtown churches to Temple Israel to the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.
The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
How quickly a year goes by when week after week brings a new and often surprising dining experience in the Tulsa area.
There's an old saying in journalism. "We don't write about the planes that don't crash." In other words, when things go right, it's not news. Except when things go extraordinarily right. Yes, the news can be depressing. But it can also be inspiring. And to prove it, here are 10 of the best feel-good stories the Tulsa World reported in 2013.
As with any year, 2013 was a year of loss and gain.
The numbers don't lie, and a look at the most-read business stories at
in the past 12 months shows what readers are really interested in.
Twelve months ago, it was unclear what American Airlines would look like at the end of 2013. A year earlier, it was unclear if there even would be an American Airlines.
Downtown Tulsa's years of dormancy are long past after 2013 brought yet more development to the area.
Like a holiday shopper zipping through a checkout stand, it didn't take Macy's Inc. long to choose Tulsa as the site for a new $170 million merchandise-distribution center.
Several big business stories happened in the Tulsa area this year
too many to include on one top 10 list.
As 2013 rolls to an end, Tulsa World Editorial Cartoonist Bruce Plante is taking a look back at some of his favorite cartoons on local issues. Next week ... some of Plante's favorite cartoons on national and international topics.
QuikTrip and Reasor's took significant steps to expand their reach to more customers this year.
This was a year of transition for employees of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group as their new employer, Hertz Global Holdings, absorbed the Tulsa-based company after a $2.3 billion merger.
One of Tulsa's largest employment bases is on the sales block and could have a new owner soon.
This year was marked by the end of an era as two long-standing Tulsa institutions announced ownership changes.
Conrad Farms, Steve's Sundry Books
amp; Magazines and Blockbuster Videos closed in 2013.
Margaritaville may evoke laid-back drink sipping, but there was nothing relaxed about the announcement of the upcoming Margaritaville Casino in Tulsa.
The Tulsa 2013 Bassmaster Classic made a big splash economically with tax revenue for the city of Tulsa of at least $2 million and a $26 million lift for the local economy.
Tyler Lewis, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, had 18 seconds to win $18,000 from State Farm at the end of Saturday's "College GameDay" visit to UVa.
HOOKSETT, N.H. — New Hampshire's new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start.
There is so much fake stuff on the Internet in any given week that we’ve grown tired of debunking it all.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that "we must have civil discourse" after a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed her staff to ask Muslims who were visiting the state Capitol to declare their allegiance to America.
Sooners with a penchant for potassium-filled yellow foods may want to steer clear of the Jack White concert on Monday at OU.