Tonight, Slant offers live coverage of the 85th Academy Awards. Check out our comprehensive predictions and then follow Slant's Tumblr beginning at 8 p.m. EST for our real-time commentary. Hit us on the Twitter and we'll loop you into the conversation.
In addition to House managing editor R. Kurt Osenlund, contributors Ted Scheinman, Eric Henderson, Ted Pigeon, and John Semley, Slant's special Oscar commentariat comprises:
Amanda Hess, a freelance writer and Slate contributor focusing on sex, technology, and the youths. (She lives in Los Angeles.)
Chris Klimek, prolific arts contributor to Washington City Paper, the Washington Post, and NPR. ("Semipro aesthete; rather-less-pro athlete," Klimek says of himself. "I teach a little boxing on the side.")
Kate Conger, contributing writer and photographer at SF Weekly, Village Voice, and San Francisco Magazine.