Matthew Clayfield


Matthew Clayfield
Matthew Clayfield is a freelance foreign correspondent and travel writer.



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Image from ‘The Americans’

‘The Americans’, the Russians and the perils of parallels

Culture

Why sometimes it’s better to approach art on its own terms

Image of Donald Trump

‘Slow Burn’: Trump, Nixon and the art of the podcast

Society

Slate Plus’s podcast on Watergate urges patience on its audience

Anthony Bourdain, the anti-foodie foodie

Culture

The so-called bad-boy celebrity chef has always offered a smarter take – and now we’re beginning to notice

Seeing both sides in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ‘The Vietnam War’

Culture

In a new series, prolific documentarian Ken Burns finally acknowledges that American stories have an impact on the stories of others

Self-portrait of Vivian Maier

Understanding Vivian Maier

Culture

In a world obsessed with sharing images, what should we make of a street photographer who hoarded them?

A novel idea

Culture

Álvaro Enrigue’s ‘Sudden Death’ and the nonfiction future of fiction

An Aussie bullfighter in Spain

Travel

In the 1960s, Sydneysider Chris Meagher was a torero known as “El Australiano”



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