In 54 lists ranging from books to babies to medical breakthroughs, take a look at the highs and lows of the past 12 months
Here are 10 of the greatest big-screen tales of working-class heroes taking on the world with an acoustic six-string and a microphone.
TIME's Richard Corliss runs them down, from action to animation to documentary
Yes, there's Miley. But also Bob Dylan and Kanye
Who do you think it should be?
Here's an unranked look at four-legged and finned creatures that shaped our year.
From invisible skyscrapers to 3D pens
Grasshopper tacos and rice that stops blindness
From Bieber to Malala
Thor and Loki aren't the first sparring siblings
Sony's PlayStation 4 arrives November 15
140 moments that made the social network matter
JFK has been portrayed by at least 22 actors. We'll let you decide who best captured the 35th president.
From a rattlesnake derby to an avant-garde film festival, TIME editors round up the enriching adventures you need to try next year
Add these to your Halloween watch lists
Not sure what to be for Halloween but know you want to dress like someone who spends too much time on the Internet?
Inside the feminist blog's 'encyclopedia of ladythings'
We list 'em all
How the portly president from the early 1900s lost 60 pounds with simple changes, and why it's becoming a fad today
Feats of clay
In honor of National Boss Day, we reflect on some of the worst
Sports, space and super heroes all make the cut
As Tumblr goes from scrappy startup to billion-dollar buyout, we rounded up the best bloggers to add to your dashboard
From Apollo 13 to Marooned and more
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