There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Over the next few months, D.C.’s grouchiest sportswriter, Tony Kornheiser, will ask himself some heavy questions: Should he abandon his Post gig for ESPN’s new weekly sports mag (debuting in March)? What happens if he enjoys his new ESPN-produced radio show (syndicated across the U.S. starting Jan. 5) so much that he starts craving massive national exposure? Or should he simply ignore the siren call of celebrity and stay put in a town that adores him? If his new book, Bald as I Wanna Be, is any indication, Kornheiser is as good as gone. Ripping off Dennis Rodman’s book title for the sake of sales is the move of a media whore. Joking about being a sellout, as he often does in this collection of Sunday Style columns, does not make him any less of a weasel. Kornheiser’s writing has also grown increasingly similar to that of millionaire Dave Barry. Unfortunately, Barry hasn’t been funny since the mid-’80s. Grill Tony on his future whereabouts at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. FREE. (301) 986-1761. (Sean Daly)