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Dad Media Month: Bauer, Ryan, and Fear of America

What do our heroes tell us about patriotism in the post 9/11 world?

Jack Bauer and Jack Ryan make for interesting bookends to our current political times. Their duality comes during times of enormous fear and their works help illuminate both fear and an affirmation of the status quo. Both men reflect the insecurities, political motivations, and ideals of our political landscape.

Celebrating Dad Media: What Is It, Exactly?

“Dad media? What’s that?” I’m glad you asked. Contrary to initial appearances, Dad Media is not media about dads (though there is often overlap). Dad Media is, more generally, “stuff dads like.” This is a wide spectrum, and includes movies like Hunt for Red October, shows like 24, everything on CBS that has a white