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:

The Passion of Martin Scorsese
In his new film, “Silence,” he returns to a subject that has animated his entire life’s work and that also sparked his career’s greatest controversy: the nature of faith.


The Berry of the Future Is Fed a Specialized Diet and Picked by a Robot
The world is changing. Driscoll’s is changing with it.


Don’t Give Up on the Guitar. Fender Is Begging You
Every quitter hurts.


How Pete Kostelnick Ate 13,000 Calories a Day While Running Across America
Here’s what it takes to fuel someone who’s running over 70 miles a day for 42 days


Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future
The Story of Spectacles, the new camera-filled sunglasses from Snap, goes back further than you think.


10 episodes of Belcher family values from Bob’s Burgers
With a name like Belcher, the family at the center of Bob’s Burgers could have easily become just an animated vehicle for uninspired fart jokes.