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The 10 Best Songs by Charli XCX

At the age of just 25, self-proclaimed futuristic pop star Charli XCX is doing the most, and we mean that in the best way possible. With features on her songs from artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Kim Petras, cupcakKe, and Cardi B to a current spot on Taylor Swifts Reputation tour – not to mention a mission to uphold the “fabulousness” that is the world of pop music – all add up to one thing: the reign of Charli XCX is only just beginning.

Given the British-born singer’s four studio albums (including favorites Pop2 and Number 1 Angel), a string of recent single releases, and a plan to create more music in 2018 than ever, we’re counting down the best 10 songs she’s released so far.

Harry Potter Fans, This Is the Hardest “Would You Rather?” Game You’ll Ever Play

The following contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Between seven books and eight movies, it’s nearly impossible to look back and think of one favorite moment, person, or place from the Harry Potter series. Luckily, you’ll never be forced to do that . . . except in this special “Would you rather?” game! Potterheads will find themselves stumped when faced with these hypothetical scenarios, but deciding between two options is way too fun to miss. Ahead, answer more than 30 tough decisions about your favorite magical world – just don’t hate us for number 20.

No, We Won’t Be Seeing Piscatella in Any Orange Is the New Black Flashbacks

Remember that big, scary guard who tortures prisoners on Orange Is the New Black? Yeah, well, he gets a taste of karma at the end of season five. In case you need a refresher on what happens to Corrections Officer Desi Piscatella (Brad William Henke), here’s what you need to know.

When we first meet him, he’s a guard for the maximum-security facility on the Litchfield Penitentiary property. However, when the general population begins getting out of hand, he steps in. But why is Piscatella’s death possibly the work of karma? Fast-forward to season five when inmates take over the prison, including the guards. Piscatella sneaks in, starts taking women one by one, and ties them up in a vacant room in a deserted hallway of the prison. With Piper, Alex, Book, Nicky, Blanca, and Red in his custody, he physically hurts them and makes emotionally abusive statements toward them.

With the help of other inmates who witness Piscatella’s violent behavior, the six women are freed, and suddenly he becomes the one tied up. At this point, the SWAT team has infiltrated the prison and begun bringing inmates out of Litchfield in what can only be described as a wild scene between the dueling sides.

The riot, which has occupied the entire season, is coming to an end, and the remaining handful of inmates decide to let Piscatella walk out of the prison by himself. When he steps into the dark hallway to make his way toward an exit, he tries to identify himself to the SWAT team he hears approaching. But a young SWAT team member jumps the gun, literally, and shoots Piscatella in the head. It’s a shocking way to end season five and only makes us more anxious and excited for when season six opens for streaming on Netflix.

While we’ve seen our fair share of flashbacks on Orange Is the New Black, it’s highly unlikely that Piscatella will appear in any upcoming ones. The actor isn’t listed as part of the cast for this year, and he’s moved on to a few other projects. Honestly, good riddance!

Kim Kardashian Works Out on the Beach in Her Bikini, and Damn, She Looks Good

Kim Kardashian has been working hard to get her body in tip-top shape, and on Thursday, the 37-year-old reality TV star was spotted exercising on the beach in LA with her friends. The ladies did some yoga and went for a short run, and they must have worked up a sweat because they then proceeded to strip down to their bikinis. Kim, of course, looked incredible in a sexy gray two-piece while her friends donned similar suits. Given that Kim is a fan of National Nude Day, which is this Saturday, it’s possible that she just wanted to make sure she looked especially good for her selfie this year. Guess we’ll just have to wait until the weekend to find out.

Related: 23 Photos of Kim Kardashian in Lingerie That Will Leave You Begging For More

Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Soundtrack Has So Many Bangers, We Can’t Deal

Even if you’re not a Marvel superfan, Ant-Man and the Wasp has all the makings of a perfect movie: it has a runtime of two hours (which isn’t nearly as long as Avengers: Infinity War), it stars Paul Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer, and – best of all – the soundtrack is actually the sh*t.

From Kendrick Lamar to Imagine Dragons to Drake, the Ant-Man and the Wasp soundtrack has jams that will pump you up at the gym (as well as make your movie-going experience a little better if you’re reluctantly dragged along). Take a listen ahead.

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A Brazilian factory worker’s journal inspires a teenager to seek a better life. With Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Glaucia Vandeveld, Renato Novaes. Directed by Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (1:37) NR. One-night, 8 p.m., Downtown Independent,…