Via The Atlantic By Nancy C. Andreasen

As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted and high-profile subjects over the years, but Kurt Vonnegut—dear, funny, eccentric, lovable, tormented Kurt Vonnegut—will always be one of my favorites. 

Kurt was a faculty member at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the 1960s, and participated in the first big study I did as a member of the university’s psychiatry department. I was examining the anecdotal link between creativity and mental illness, and Kurt was an excellent case study.

He was intermittently depressed, but that was only the beginning.

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The prestigious Kavi Gupta with galleries in Chicago and Berlin will be actively taking part in various sectors of Art | Basel Miami Beach '14 featuring works by Mickalene Thomas on Kabinett, Jessica Stockholder on Public, Johanna Billing on Video and featuring works at its booth (#E14) with Glenn Kaino, Manish Nai, Scott Reeder, McArthur Binion, Angel Otero, Roxy Paine, James Krone, Melanie Schiff, and Clare E. Rojas.

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There is so much to see during Art Basel Miami Beach Week that there is no way that any magazine, newspaper, blog or art aficionado can manage to see it all. 

It simply requires to be extremely observant and select the best of the week before you can't take it anymore. WUM & Lo Que Pasa en Miami recommend da best of da best and one of those exhibitions that are a must-see like Auto Body is PRIMARY's International Friendship Exhibition.

Celebrating its 14th year of introducing galleries to the contemporary market, SCOPE returns to its location on the sands of Miami Beach with 126 International Exhibitors from 27 countries and 48 cities.

SCOPE Miami Beach opens on Tuesday, December 2nd, with its exclusive Platinum VIP Brunch benefiting the Mourning Family Foundation, followed by its VIP & Press First View Event, and to the general public December 3 - 7, 2014.

The Story of Ben & Jesus

By Jesus Manuel Rojas Torres

I don’t exactly remember the moment when I received Divine inspiration to come up with a name to inaugurate my second blog on Blogger.

Perhaps, you do not know about this fact but my first ever blog “La Columna de Jesus” was conceived in September 2009 when I had the chance to see in person and hear “Maharaji Speaks Words of Peace” at the Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.

Miami Beach will not only host the coolest art fairs next month with Art Basel Miami Beach, Design / Miami Beach, PULSE Miami Beach, UNTITLED. Miami Beach, SCOPE Miami Beach, and NADA Miami Beach but unusual exhibitions such as "Auto Body," a four-day video and performance project produced by Spinello Projects that will take place inside a former body shop, the now defunct half-a-century old Giant Motors on Bay Road located on 17th Street in Miami Beach.

From November 27th to December 20th 2014, Silverlens Galleries in Manila will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Memento" by Manila-born artist Gregory Halili (BFA University of the Arts in Philadelphia).

From December 1st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015, the Miami Beach-based David Castillo Gallery will present "Guaynabichean Odyssey" a solo show by Puerto Rican artist José Lerma (BA Political Science, Tulane University '94, MFA, MA, University of Wisconsin '02, CORE Residency Program, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts Houston 2003-205).

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Don't you think this is fantastic?

Who does not want to enter and explore the arts in a venue without having to pay a fee? Well, at the new Miami Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA in the Design District art enthusiasts won't have to wait to the sponsored Miami's Museum Month to get in for free. 

Thanks to the Orlando-based trial law firm Akerman –recognized by U.S. News as one of the best law firms in the U.S.

The Bogotá-based Beatriz Esguerra Art, is one of the Latin American galleries that at the turn of the millennium began to promote selected Colombian artists throughout international art fair participation.

From December 2-7, 2014, the Gallery will showcase again (Booth E61) at CONTEXT, the art fair belonging to Art Miami featuring works by Santiago Montoya, Hadi Tabatabai, Max Steven Grossman, Carol Young, Santiago Uribe-Holguín, Elsa Zambrano, and Pedro Ruiz.