Matthew Clayfield

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



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Culture

End of the road: The Anthony Bourdain documentary ‘Roadrunner’

Morgan Neville’s posthumous examination of the celebrity chef hews close to the familiar narrative

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Culture

The last laugh

On ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, ‘Catastrophe’, ‘Broad City’, ‘You’re the Worst’, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ and ‘Veep’

Culture

The hyperbole machine

Social media and streaming services are changing what and how we watch

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Culture

The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

Culture

Comedy gets a reset with ‘The Good Place’

This innovative NBC/Netflix series has reversed TV’s slide into darkness

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Culture

‘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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Culture

‘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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Society

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

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

Culture

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

Culture

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

Culture

Understanding Vivian Maier

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

Culture

A novel idea

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

Travel

An Aussie bullfighter in Spain

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