Welcome to Midnight Snacks*

(*with an insomniac)!

Midnight Snacks is a bi-weekly newsletter about movies, food, history, and, more broadly, about living life joyfully and creatively. It is written by me— Merritt Mecham.

Here’s what you get when you subscribe:

On Thursday evenings, for your Friday Eve celebrations, you will receive the Snack Time newsletter, each with a recipe or snack review, capsule pieces on film and culture, and any other little things that I think might brighten your day.

On Tuesdays you will receive a post from one of the following categories:

  • Late Showing - Movie and television reviews and essays

  • On the Nightstand - Book reviews, essays, and online reading recommendations

  • Midnight Musings - Collected essays and thoughts on mental health, lifestyle, and social issues

  • Bedtime Stories - Short stories and serialized fiction

  • Rabbit Hole - Deep dives into the most random of topics

You might also get occasional posts styled after good-old-fashioned personal blogs, just for fun.

I’m writing Midnight Snacks because I want a place to engage with the beautiful and funny things in this world. There are a lot of things to worry about these days, and a lot of things that warrant your attention. I hope Midnight Snacks can be a bit of a refuge, a bit of a relief, and a reminder that it’s okay to participate in the things that make life worth living, even if they’re not going to help with the _____________* (*impending climate disaster, degradation of democracy and human rights, insert your other concerns here).

I hope you have a great time enjoying midnight snacks with me! I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions/suggestions/concerns/comments. You can contact me at Merritt (dot) Mecham (at) gmail (dot) com, by replying to the newsletter in your email, or via Twitter, @MerrittMecham.

About Merritt

I’m a writer based in Salt Lake City, UT, and a graduate from Emerson College’s Writing for Film and Television MFA program (‘22). I’m a regular contributor at Bright Wall/Dark Room and Looper. My work has been featured on RogerEbert.com and in TCM Host Alicia Malone’s book The Female Gaze. If you want to get an idea about who I am and how I think, I pretty much summed up my life philosophy in this essay about The Muppets.

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