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November 20, 2014 7:28 AM EST

The Price of Genius
Alan Turing, the man who pioneered computing, also forced the world to question what it means to be human

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014
Welcome to Time’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun

A Constitutional Moment
The Founding Fathers were clear about who sets immigration policy

Tackling Immigration Alone
The President has good reason to bypass Congress. But he’ll pay a price

GE Makes a Big Bet on Manufacturing
The company’s plan to make things again is a test for the entire American economy

Jorge Ramos Is America’s New Anchor
He’s not just another journalist, and his opinions count with millions

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Backward Steps
As its political reforms stall, Burma is in danger of regressing. Is the democracy icon fighting back hard enough

The End of AIDS
San Francisco was ground zero for HIV in the U.S. Now it wants to be the first city in the world with no new infections, no stigma—and no deaths.

America’s AIDS Miracle
How the U.S. fought the disease by thinking big and staying smart

Dangerous Cases: Crime and Treatment
Laws designed to compel those with serious mental illness into treatment are gaining traction

Someone I Loved Was Never Born
Miscarriage has long been shrouded in shame and secrecy. That’s changing

Benedict Cumberbatch: Mr. Smart Guy
The Imitation Game actor on Alan Turing, vintage video games and why he’s so good at playing complicated geniuses

Review: The Imitation Game: Dancing With Dr. Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch embodies the isolation of a man with a machine-like mind

The Lady And The Scamp: Angelina Jolie Finds Her Equal
How the actress turned director fell for Louie Zamperini, a gutsy survivor with just the kind of unbelievable story she wanted to tell

Review: Selma and the Dream Worker
Ava DuVernay brings MLK’s 1965 protest marches to the screen

Anna Kendrick: The Tomboy Who Became a Princess
The actress on Into the Woods’ bold Cinderella

American Sniper: When the Hero Dies at the End
Inspired by heroism and tragedy, Bradley Cooper offers a riveting portrayal of a Navy SEAL in American Sniper

In The Interview, Playing the Heavy Gets Dangerous
Randall Park knew his role would be tough, but he didn’t expect death threats

In Top Five, Just a Little Comic Belief
In the dazzlingly funny film, a comedian turned movie star tries to reinvent himself. Will the real Chris Rock please stand up?

Decolor My World (And My House)
To sell our home, we had to stage it. That meant white paint, a screening room and no TV

10 Questions With Melinda Gates
The philanthropist on the importance of contraceptives, her daughters and her growing optimism

Prestige Pics
Movies destined to shine during awards season

Real to Reel
Bringing a true story to the screen takes more than just getting the look right– but this year’s crop of holiday movies are off to a good start

Action and big-budget blockbusters

Family Flicks and Comedy
The lighter side of the holiday movie market

How to Fight Ebola
A CDC doctor on fighting Ebola

Uber’s Ills
Are the car service’s PR woes growing pains or corporate hubris?

Time for Thanks: 2014
Some grateful Americans count their blessings


Remembering Peter Kassig, Whose Flame Burns Bright
Nick Schwellenback, who interviewed Kassig for TIME in 2013, remembers his friend days after the former Ranger was allegedly killed by ISIS

Tom Selleck: Glen Larson Was a Giant in Our Industry
The Magnum, P.I. actor remembers the show’s creator



A Brilliant Mind

For the Future
The best inventions powering technologies of tomorrow

The Future of Computing
Decades ago, Alan Turing predicted machines would likely get smart enough to pass for humans. But these days, artificial intelligence is just one of the technologies shaping the devices of tomorrow

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