Ed Marszewski, restauranteur, entrepreneur, cultural connoisseur, and unofficial Mayor of Bridgeport. Professionally, Ed is the Director of the Public Media Institute (PMI), which publishes Lumpen Magazine, Mash Tun Journal, and the Quarantine Times. PMI launched the low power community radio station, Lumpen Radio ( WLPN-LP ) on 105.5 FM. PMI also programs and facilitates the long running experimental cultural center, Co-Prosperity based in Bridgeport, The Community of the Future. Ed is also the co-founder of Version Festival, Select Media Festival, the MDW Fair and other arts and community projects. He is also the co-founder of Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, Kimski, Marz Community Brewing Co., and the recently opened Pizza Fried Chicken Ice Cream. Ed also recently launched the Community Kitchen which prepares 1,000 hot lunch meals a week for residents of Chicago. Forthcoming projects include Buddy, an artist’s goods shop located in the City of Chicago’s Cultural Center, and a new Marz nano brewery located in Bucktown / Logan Square. He has been a “successful failure” for over 30 years.