Culture

Stories that reflect how societies think, behave, believe, dress, create art, and work give us a window into diverse cultures.

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As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

Marie believes that she is on a tour of a magical metropolis, with Nutcracker, but then she wakes up. Was she dreaming or did Nutcracker deliver her s...

As Nutcracker resumes his ability to speak, he visits Marie. Asking her to travel with him, to see wonderful things, Nutcracker assures Marie that she...

Once again the Nutcracker comes to life, this time eliminating the threat of the Mouse King by ending the seven-headed monster's life.

As Drosselmeier concludes his story, Marie begins to wonder if the Nutcracker is actually her Godfather's nephew.

Culture Audios

Lehua, a young noble Hawaiian comes of age, the preface.

Cowboys of the "Old West" sang songs about their work (and the trouble they got into). This is an example.

Carole Bos, founder and Chief Creative Officer at AwesomeStories provides background about the site and its mission.

NOTES from UNDERGROUNDBy Fyodor DostoevskyTranslation by Andrew R.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

Culture Audio Narrations

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Margaret Mitchell found the title for her new book in the lines of an 1891 poem.

Margaret Mitchell was a flirt who had lots of suitors. Did she create Scarlett O'Hara in her own likeness?

Margaret Mitchell published one novel in her lifetime. How Gone with the Wind came about is a story unto itself.

Not only was he a brilliant composer, Beethoven was also a brilliant pianist.

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