Christobel Hastings

Christobel Hastings is a London-based journalist covering pop culture, feminism, LGBTQ and lore.

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    Life

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    Gwen Stefani was age-shamed for her New Year’s Eve performance, and Twitter was having none of it

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Life

Attention, Marvel fans: more LGBTQ+ characters are coming to the MCU this year

The president of Marvel Studios confirmed the first transgender character will feature on the silver screen in 2020.

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Life

“David Tennant is right: female representation is just common sense”

The actor expertly summarised the importance of gender equality on the sets of TV shows.

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Barack Obama’s annual reading list is here to prove that sexist “chick lit” theory wrong

The former President's favourite books from the year was filled with refreshing titles.

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Life

“Finally, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie is getting the spotlight she deserves”

Overlooked for decades, the group’s most successful singer-songwriter is at long last being recognised.

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Nadiya Hussain had the most moving reaction to receiving an MBE in the New Year Honours

"I never imagined this would happen to me."

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Life

This is how to make your home smell exactly like a fancy hotel

Recreate these heavenly aromas so your living space smells just as sweet.

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Life

5 magical Christmas traditions from around the world to add to your festive ritual

Take inspiration from another culture this Christmas.

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Long Reads

Are you suffering from Christmas burnout? Here’s how to cope if you’re feeling overwhelmed

Take the pressure off the festive season with these expert-approved tips.

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Life

The best escapist Instagram accounts to help you get away from it all

Hit follow on these captivating accounts to inspire a new state of mind.

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Life

Have we fallen out of love with fast fashion? The Boxing Day sales suggest so

New research shows shoppers are making more mindful choices out of concern for the environment.

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Life

Everything we learnt from the Call the Midwife Christmas special 2019

The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House are off on a magical Scottish adventure.

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This heartwarming Twitter campaign is helping people beat loneliness at Christmas

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign has connected thousands of people in need over the festive period.

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Life

People are paying tribute to NHS staff working over Christmas in the most beautiful way

Well-wishers across the UK are sending messages of support to dedicated NHS workers over the festive period.

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People

US election 2020: who America’s A-listers are supporting in the presidential race

The stars have spoken.

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Long Reads

How the bloodthirsty Valkyries of Norse mythology became a pop culture phenomenon

From creatures of carnage to noble shieldmaidens, the Valkyries have captured the imagination for centuries.

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Long Reads

The fascinating legacy of male impersonators, the gender rebels that history forgot

From Victorian music halls to American vaudeville, male impersonation was a woman's world.

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Travel

14 of the best travel gifts for people who’re always on the move

Surprise even the savviest explorer with these thoughtful travel necessities.

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Life

8 of the loveliest niche experiences to give as gifts this Christmas

From wildlife drawing classes to indie jewellery workshops.

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14 beautiful bottles of booze to give as gifts (including alcohol-free options)

From art deco gin to astronomy-inspired whisky and 0% alcohol liqueurs, these stylish bottles are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

Best books to give as gifts Christmas 2019
Books

The best books to give this Christmas, as recommended by Team Stylist

From gripping novels to hilarious memoirs and feminist poetry, these are the books we’ll be wrapping up this Christmas.

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