ED MORALES has written 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. Martins)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. He is currently a professor at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.