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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.

 

Why China’s Art Market Is Evolving From Knockoffs to New Works

In the past, China was better known for producing 75 percent of the world’s art knockoffs than for its own creative innovation. Today, that is changing, as Chinese artists are reviving what they call the country’s “cultural aristocracy” by producing original art.

Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Spending a day in the East Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter highlights the beauty of the Palestinain food culture, spotlights the Palestinian struggle, and personifies the daily clash of people, politics, and religion in one of the world's most disputed cities. 

 

Mainstreaming Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Even as they grapple with US drones, the Pakistani military, and al-Qaeda and Taliban jihadis, the seven million residents of FATA are struggling to bring the rule of law to their land.

Laughing at ISIS

If you are scared of terrorists, they relish that. If you express hatred towards them, they feed off of that. But if you laugh at them, they don't know how to react.

Morocco as a Moderate Islamic Hub

Morocco is on the verge of transformation, maneuvering to be a financial and political leader in Africa and hub for tolerant Islam. Will a divided society go along with its liberal king?

Inside Russia

PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia for a series that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of the President Vladimir Putin’s enemies.

El Paquete: A Cuban Internet Revolution

About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

A Woman's Crime and Punishment

When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.

Exploring Myanmar's Conflicted Future

As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.

On the Front Lines of Russian Infowar

The three Baltic republics—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—have been confronting the threat of Russian information warfare for years. What can the United States learn from their experience?

People of the Parting Rocks

Gaining understanding of the suicide crisis facing the Cree community of Attawapiskat, Ontario through an understanding of the culture, values and perspectives of its residents.

El Salvador's Lawyer for the Dead

In El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, authorities are failing to combat a brutal gang war that is driving a mass exodus out of the country.

Smoke and Mirrors

Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?

This Week: Can Trump Kill the Climate Agreement?

This week: did economic change contribute to the disappearance of Norse settlements? Discussion of Trump's involvement in the climate agreement, and how refugees cross Europe using their smartphones.

U.S.-Cuba Relations

This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.