Anton Chekhov said that art’s job is not to solve problems, but to state them correctly. In today’s turbulent political and social climate, the work of writers, artists and intellectuals is of enormous value, and some of the world’s finest minds have started circling the wagons. Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens talks to Hisham Matar (The Return), Nadja Spiegelman (I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This) and Teen Vogue Editor Elaine Welteroth about resistance through art.

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