Welcome to the Monday Memo — your pop culture snapshot from Manifesto.
Hey friends, Mondays can be tough. Here are 7 things to make June 26th, 2023, a bit better. Monday Memo is on summer vacation. For the next few weeks, enjoy a "Mini Monday Memo" until we're back. Miss you already. xoxo MM
1. Artist of the Week: Maria Guimarães In honor of our Monday Memo master, KG, spending her sabbatical in Portugal, we wanted to feature the incredible Portuguese painter, Maria Guimarães! Maria started her career as a tattoo artist, before realizing her real love was painting. Be sure to check out her vibrant, bold, and intimate portraits.
2. What we're listening to: Chemistry by Kelly Clarkson
A wise person on Twitter once said, "The last time we were truly united as a country was when we all voted for Kelly Clarkson to win American Idol." While we have loved watching Kelly cover songs on her daytime talk show, we are thrilled to hear her new stuff! May the incredible talent of Kelly Clarkson continue to untie our great nation.
3. What we're watching: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - In Theaters
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will see Harrison Ford reprise his role as the legendary archaeologist for the final time, where he'll star alongside a stacked cast, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, and Mads Mikkelsen. If you want to celebrate with an Indiana Jones movie marathon ahead of Friday's release, Disney+ has the first four films. Let's hope for his sake, there are no snakes...
4. Bonus - Bias of the Week: Peltzman Effect
The Peltzman Effect is a theory that states that people are more likely to engage in risky behavior when security measures have been mandated. The Peltzman Effect is named for Sam Peltzman’s postulation about mandating the use of seatbelts in automobiles. Peltzman was not arguing against seatbelts but instead predicted that because drivers believed that there was a lower risk of death they were more likely to drive recklessly, which would ultimately cancel out the benefits of the safety measures. He was right. Although these new safety measures reduced the risk of death if an accident occurred, there was actually no decrease in automobile death rates, because the safety benefits had been offset by an increase in the number of accidents taking place. Just stay in your lane and keep your seat belt on, okay?