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:

How ‘Jane’ Captures the Legendary Primatologist – In Her Own Words

A new documentary uses vintage footage of the anthropologist among her chimps to tell the story of a female groundbreaker.

Everyone’s Mad at Google and Sundar Pichai Has to Fix It

The CEO is increasingly boxed in by regulators, tech critics on both the right and the left, and even his own employees.

Fighting the Fires in Wine Country

The damage to the industry, which was almost completely shut down, has yet to be fully calculated, but these pictures tell the tale.

How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

Do the volunteers behind Unicode, whose mission is to bring all human languages into the digital sphere, have enough bandwidth to deal with emojis too?

In New York, Self-Driving Cars Get Ready to Face The Bullies

Starting next year, New Yorkers could join Silicon Valley workers and residents of cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Boston as players in a grand, growing, autonomous car experiment.

The Fairest iPhone of Them All

Some thoughts on the iPhone 8 ahead of the iPhone X.