Birth of a Culture: Hip-Hop

03/21/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Maxime Beauregard-Martin The hip-hop movement was born in the Bronx, a New York borough deserted by the middle class in the 1970s. Extremely poor neighborhoods developed, populated principally by Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans and people from the Caribbean. Inspired by the Jamaican tradition of open […] See more

Lazylegz: Adapt, Adopt, Carry On

05/13/2016 The Social Eyes 0

When Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli discovered dance, he fell in love with the art form. His handicap never once stopped him from achieving his goal: he quickly made the leap and became a professional dancer. Robbed of the use of his legs, his crutches became his […] See more

Lazylegz: Standing Tall

05/13/2016 The Social Eyes 0

Since childhood, Café Graffiti regular Luca Patuelli, 29, has suffered from a rare disease: arthrogyrposia. Incapable of walking, he has very few muscles in his legs. His dream: to be a dancer. And he has done it. Using his crutches, under the stage name Lazylegz […] See more

Glenn Curtis, Breakdancing Grandpa

09/21/2015 The Social Eyes 0

At age 69, Glenn Curtis is an athlete. Nothing in the world could drag him from his breakdancing to play Scrabble in a retirement home. Portrait of a grandfather with 4 grandchildren who does hip-hop to stay young.   By Estelle Gombaud Originally from San […] See more