The Ancient Hawaiian Art of Bark Cloth

From Great Big Story. Sabra Kauka finds great joy in making the past present. A cultural practitioner on Kauai, she teaches Hawaiian children the arts of their ancestors, including kapa. In this physically demanding process, bark from the wauke plant becomes clothing and blankets. Herself a student of the craft, Sabra is in awe that…

How This Chef Turned Airplane Food Gourmet

From Great Big Story. Don’t like airplane food? Well, you probably haven’t sampled any of chef Matt Farrell’s dishes. He designs menus for passengers flying first and business class, whipping up high-end fare like hot smoked salmon poke with mango and edamame, buffalo milk burrata with cucumber ribbons and balsamic pearls. Sounds luxurious, right? See…

These Gorillas Are Swiping Right to Survive

From Great Big Story. Baraka and Calaya are like many modern couples. They met through an algorithm, navigated a long-distance relationship and eventually settled down to have a baby. But for these Western Lowland Gorillas—with their genetics, personality and individual needs perfectly aligned—successful digital matchmaking isn’t about romance. It’s a means of survival. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb…