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:

My Pacific Crest Trail Moleskine Journals
“I came home with a strong appreciation for life and nature, a thinner waistline, and over 650 pages of journals.”


Don The Beachcomber
This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.


The Brain That Couldn’t Remember
The untold story of the fight over the legacy of “H.M.” — the patient who revolutionized the science of memory.


I hack time.
Over the years, I’ve become somewhat of an expert on time. I have to be.


Superbike-Riding Women May Turn China Into Ducati’s No. 2 Market
There are few things Laura Wu likes more than to take her Ducati 899 Panigale for a spin on the country roads outside Beijing.


In 1996, alternative rock died a messy, forgettable death
If you’d tried telling Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher that electronic music was the future in ’96, you’d likely get a pint glass to the face.