Last year a snapshot of a frowning feline went viral, emblazoned with captions such as: "Of all the 9 lives I've lived, this is the worst." Within months, "Grumpy Cat" had a book deal. Now the feline face that launched a thousand memes has a movie in the works. Turns out Grumpy Cat has a great agent — the same one that represents fellow online star Keyboard Cat.
David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.
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