In the past, getting a new dress was an event. You would eye an item at the store, dream about it, work hard for it and when you finally got the prized package in your hand, it was a real treat. You would take care of it and wear it on special occasions. Today, you can purchase six affordable pretty dresses with one click online.
A few months ago, we met an American filmmaker who perfectly captured a turning point in our country's drug war. His documentary film, "Cartel Land," which was recently nominated for an Oscar and won a prestigious George Polk Award, made us -- and many self-described drug war analysts -- look like opinionated snobs.