Matthew Clayfield

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

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‘Dark Tourist’ fails to shed light on extreme travel’s shortcomings


David Farrier becomes the darkest ghoul on the bus in this Netflix travel series

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


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

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


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

Anthony Bourdain, the anti-foodie foodie


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’


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


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

A novel idea


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

An Aussie bullfighter in Spain


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