Celebrity Real Estate: PA Gets Updike But Not Poe in “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit”

john updike home Flavorwire has a list today called “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit,” and Pennsylvania makes one appearance–not bad considering hotspots like Europe are lousy with places like Pere Lachaise and Kafka’s Prague. John Updike’s childhood home in Shillington is acknowledged as a place to visit, particularly as the John Updike Society is planning to make it a museum.

Closer to home, there’s no mention on the list of either Walt Whitman’s house in Camden, which arguably merits a mention due to Whitman’s strong regard of the city and his home there. Nor is there a mention of Philadelphia’s Poe house at Seventh and Spring Garden. Instead, Baltimore gets the Poe honors with his gravesite, which will surely enrage the Philadelphia-over-Baltimore Poe contingent.

50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit [Flavorwire]

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  • anon

    Sheil / Tim can you ask eagles about kerry rhodes. he’s good, he’s on the street. i think i know why he’s still on the street but i’d like to hear someone say it.

  • Scott J610

    It’s a shame Bryce Brown is a fumbler because it would be nice to have him pound the ball at the end of the game. Can’t trust him yet.

    • ohitsdom

      Pounding isn’t Bryce’s style, but it definitely is Polk’s. The three backs have great, complimenting skill sets.

    • Brown has only fumbled once so far this preseason. He’s coming along nicely. He’ll be alright.

  • #7

    Todd Herremans is either hurt or he got old really fast

  • #7

    They would never notice anyway. They only focus on the mistakes, then they get hyped up on a bunch of 5 yard checkdowns from Foles because he “runs the offense better/faster) even though it was timed in Carolina game I think that Vick was running it faster/better

    • Bdawk20

      Vick completes two passes: 1) comeback routes and 2) bombs. Ask him to hit a slant and it won’t happen. Ask him to lead receivers on WR/RB screens, and he makes them stop and catch it. Those little mistakes give up valuable yardage.

      • #7

        You see everything with skewed eyes

        • Bdawk20

          No. You are putting the hopes for the season on a guy who says one thing and does the opposite. Vick is going to be the same QB as last year. Foles will probably be better than last year. Whoever our long-term QB is is not on the roster, but Vick;s best value is off this team bringing us back defensive help.

          • #7

            There was a competition, right? Bdawk if you were in a competition and you won, and the boss picks the other guy because he’s younger, would you like that?

          • Dutch

            So what you are lobbying for is that we should put our hopes in a guy that hasn’t seen a winning season since High School? How many losing seasons has Vick experience outside of the one last year with the Eagles?

            That’s not going to be digested well by an overwhelming share of Eagles fans.

  • TC

    Moeaki is out for the Chiefs with fractured shoulder. I wonder if chiefs will make a trade for Harbor now.

  • Dutch

    Byrd is going to sit out the first 10 game, and return to qualify for a year so that his pension is in tact and at the end of the season the Bills are going to be left high and dry. This kid is outta there and he’s controlling his own destiny

    Everybody needs a safety, the Bill had better get the best offer they can and cut their losses or be left with nothing.

    • MAC

      Your aware he already signed the tender and is in camp as of last week. So not sitting out 10 games

  • Adam

    Bamiro has a legitimate shot at being a starting NFL RT down the road. Wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles start grooming him to take Lane’s spot when he moves over to LT. Maybe 2015 after JP’s contract is up.

  • RIP illa

    Couldn’t of said it any better!

  • Maggie

    Right. Coaches get fired because of one player. All coaches get fired because of quarterbacks. Coaches don’t get fired because THEY make bad play-calling choices. Coaches don’t get fired because the team doesn’t want to play for them. Coaches don’t get fired because of politics. Coaches don’t get fired because of general managers’ bad drafting/trading choices. You know, the way some twits on here say EVERYTHING wrong with the Eagles is all Roseman’s fault, no matter what. No, according to you, coaches get fired because one quarterback holds the ball or runs a lot. Please.

    • Dutch

      You know what, nobody could have forecast those people who openly support a fair competition in the beginning of this process would not accept the outcome if it involved a honest thorough assessment played out before the football world with an obvious outcome.

      Nobody in Philly could have predicted these results………

      • Bdawk20

        Where did I support a fair competition? Vick shouldn’t even be on the roster right now. But he is because the players love him and he does well on the practice field. Kelly will find out soon enough.

    • Bdawk20

      Andy Reid hitched his wagon to Mike Vick, only to then try to trade for Alex Smith because he realized how bad Vick was. Reid made Vick the franchise and he sunk the ship.

  • Joeknowsnada

    Foles executes the offense better, in a sense, since he is not trying so hard on each play to hit the home run. And, just because he executed against third stringers doesn’t overly diminish his body of work. Vick is the starter, and the better QB right now, for a number of reasons, but, Foles is 6′ 6″ tall and can see the whole field, which the barely 6′ tall Mike Vick cannot do. It’s so much easier for Foles to find a passing lane, it’s ridiculous. That’s probably why Mike holds the ball too long and gets happy feet. He is so worried about the passing lane and throwing the INT, he holds it. Foles, at least, does a better job of getting the ball to the receiver on time, in the right spot, etc. Witness the throw to DeSean Jax the other night. Jax was open 1 second or more, stationary, before Vick threw it. Vick, like McNabb, needs to see you open, vs., like Brady, or Manning, throwing to a spot before you are open. That lack of confidence or anticipation will ultimately cost us, big-time. Still, Vick is the better option right now, if you want to win as many games as you can. I, for one, don’t. Let ALL the kids play.