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Culture rests at the core of how people live their lives and experience the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Culture” feature reporting that covers knowledge, belief, art, morals, law and customs. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on culture.

 

The Remote Arctic Town That Is Melting Away

As the Arctic loses ice at dramatic rates, people in Qaanaaq, the northernmost town in Greenland, are finding their homes, livelihoods, customs, and very survival at risk.

Afropunk Brings The 'Black Lives Matter' Ethos Abroad

Afropunk's festival has come of age. In reaching the next phase of its evolution, it's upholding the long African American musical tradition of sociopolitical influence around the world.

November 01, 2018

Visions of Justice

Brian L. Frank, Justin Maxon

The “Visions of Justice” workshop immerses court involved youth in visual storytelling as a means to nurture self-expression, self-respect, and the exploration their ideas of freedom and justice.

October 26, 2018

Favela Ballet

Rayan Hindi, Frederick Bernas

A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.

September 11, 2018

The Future of Family Planning in India

Hannah Harris Green

India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.

September 07, 2018

In These Hills, Our Gods and Our Futures

Raghu Karnad, Arko Datto

In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.

September 05, 2018

India's Rumor Busters Face Daunting Task

Timothy McLaughlin

This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.

September 04, 2018

The Globalization of AFROPUNK

Melissa Bunni Elian

AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.

August 27, 2018

The 2011 Japan Tsunami

Matthew Komatsu

From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.

August 07, 2018

A Journey Through Contested Lands: Honduras

Susan Meiselas

Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.

August 07, 2018

A Journey Through Contested Lands: Azerbaijan

Emin Ozmen

In Azerbaijan, Emin Özmen captures a story of assimilation: the integration of the Talysh, with their distinct and sometimes fading traditions, into a country asserting its national identity.

June 04, 2018

How Saudi Arabia's Reforms Mask Political Oppression

Sarah Aziza

Recently, Saudi Arabia has marketed a new image as a more liberal, modernizing nation. Yet at home, the government is cracking down on political expression of all kinds with unprecedented aggression.

Meet the Journalist: Jonas Bendiksen

Photographer Jonas Bendiksen traveled to Greenland to visualize its demographic challenges: As more women than men leave to study or live abroad, there are fewer than nine women for every 10 men.

Meet the Journalist: Tom Gardner

Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.

Meet the Journalist: Alice Su

Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.

Meet the Journalist: Jackie Spinner

Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.

Meet the Journalist: James Whitlow Delano

Post-NAFTA Mexico was flooded with cheap sugary, fatty junk food from the U.S.–triggering a dual crisis: obesity and malnutrition. As NAFTA renegotiations progress, will these crises come up at all?

This Week: Kingdom of Women

This Week: A village in China where women rule, an island off British Columbia was supposed to be an economic salvation, and illegal mining is causing problems for Venezuela.

This Week: Witch Hunts Today

This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.

Exotic Pets and Impacts on the Food Chain

Students will be able to describe the impacts of removing exotic animals from their native environment, including impacts on the food chain, using details from reporting by Sean Gallagher. Within...

How to Write a Commentary

In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...