What caused the tires to blow is unknown.

Steven Tyler, left, of Aerosmith, and Post Malone perform at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 | “Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes” special on Reelz.

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The “Star Wars” heroine breaks her silence, determined to define her own narrative after months of online abuse.

Berthe Morisot is the subject of a major traveling exhibition now in Quebec City.

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Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

Was that martini offered to Idris Elba at the “Yardie” premiere shaken or stirred?

Tony Award-winning actress Barbara Harris dies at age 83

Barbara Harris, the Tony Award-winning actress whose comic-neurotic charms lit up the Broadway stage and helped her steal films including “Nashville,” ‘’Freaky Friday” and “A Thousand Clowns,” has died. She was 83.

MTV arrests steep decline in its video awards show

It may have been a lousy night for Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the event offered some glimmers of hope for the network.

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Christina Dalcher’s “Vox” imagines a world in which women can say only 100 words a day.

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“Elegy Landscapes” examines the lives and art of two very different landscape painters.

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‘Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy’ looks at the lasting popularity of Louisa May Alcott’s novel.

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Chase F. Robinson, a Middle East scholar and author, will become director of Asian art museums.

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In “A Life of My Own,” the acclaimed biographer turns inward.

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New best books for young readers: “Neon Lion,” “Zen and Gone” and “Spooked!”

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Madonna gave a monologue about herself during a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Logic protested immigrant family separation during his performance. Here's what else happened during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 | “The Devil Speaks” premieres on ID.

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The puppet play leaves a critic exasperated.

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"Monstress” artist Sana Takeda took home two honors, and “Wonder Woman” won for dramatic presentation.

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“The Boy on the Beach” is a poignant memoir but also an urgent plea for help.

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How satirists are responding to the Pennsylvania scandal allegedly involving 1,000 children.

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From Michael Ondaatje’s ”Warlight” to Tayari Jones’s “An American Marriage,” these are books that make reading great again.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 | “2018 MTV Video Music Awards” on MTV.

Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 | “The Affair” season finale Sunday.

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Friday thoughts: How to capture a bank robber’s novel?

Originally written and performed by Otis Redding, "Respect" became a feminist and civil rights anthem by the "Queen of Soul." Here's how that happened.

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