Ed Morales is a Bronx native who has worked as a print journalist for 23 years, writing for publications like The Nation, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the Progressive Media Project, among many others. He is a former Village Voice staff writer and Newsday columnist. Morales is also the author of two books, Living in Spanglish (St. Martin’s Press) and The Latin Beat (Da Capo Press). He was a touring member of Nuyorican Poets Café Live in the 1990s and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University in 2006-7. With Newsday reporter Laura Rivera, he is co-director and co-producer of Whose Barrio? a documentary about the gentrification of East Harlem. The film was inspired by “Spanish Harlem on His Mind,” an essay published in 2003 in The New York Times and in the anthology New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times, edited by Constance Rosenblum (NYU Press).