Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Each Monday, we’ll link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you. Be sure to check in each Monday morning for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

What Google’s New Autoplay Experiment Means for the Future of Search
If you’ve searched for the name of a movie on Google recently, you may have seen and heard something you didn’t expect: a trailer for that film automatically playing on the search result page.

The Hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso
A mysterious assault. An unsolved murder. And a ship that hasn’t given up all its secrets.

How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Evena Mindless Phone Game
Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created equal.

Driving Tesla’s Model 3 Changes Everything
We took one out for a spin, and have little doubt the age of electric cars has arrived.

The rise of childlessness
More adults are not having children. That is much less worrying than it appears.

Cover Story: Bob Staake’s “Hell Train”
“For me, the only thing worse than descending into a New York City subway in July is descending into a New York City subway in August.”