Last week in culture, we lost an iconic writer, gained a new poet laureate, and watched the onslaught of summer festivals roll in. Click on for more from the week.

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  • A time lapse photo puts bright colors from the ferris wheel spinning behind the Planet Roo statue during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Charles Bradley performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reacts to a gathering to recognize her during a city wide celebration in Decatur, Ga., on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The Library of Congress named Trethewey on Thursday to be its 19th U.S. poet laureate with a mission to share the art of poetry with a wider audience. The 46-year-old English and creative writing professor at Atlanta's Emory University distinguished herself early, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

  • Visitors stand in front of the sulpture 'The Importance of Telepathy' by Thai artists Apichatpong Weerasethaku and Chai Siriat at the 'dOCUMENTA' art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, Thursday, June 7, 2012. For 100 days, over 150 artists from 55 countries and other participants from around the world will gather and present their works. The 13th edition of the 'dOCUMENTA' international contemporary arts exhibition, which is held once every five years, will be open to public from June 9 until Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

  • A woman looks around in the installation 'Limited art project' (2012) of Chinese artist Yan Lei's at the 'dOCUMENTA' art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. For 100 days, over 150 artists from 55 countries and other participants from around the world will gather and present their works. The 13th edition of the 'dOCUMENTA' international contemporary arts exhibition, which is held once every five years, will be open to public from June 9 until September 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

  • FILE - This Dec. 8, 1966 file photo shows science fiction writer Ray Bradbury looks at a picture that was part of a school project to illustrate characters in one of his dramas in Los Angeles. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP Photo, file)

  • Balinese dancers wearing traditional outfits parade during the annual month-long Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Art restorer Steve Roy brushes a protective coat of wax and pigment onto the bronze statue of Secretariat at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973 and I'll Have Another is vying for the crown in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • A recycler looks for plastic bottles inside a cup-shaped art installation at the 798 Art District in Beijing Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

  • Sailors aboard the Indonesian tall ship Dewaruci dance in the rigging as they participate in a parade of sail for OpSail 2012 in Norfolk, Va., Friday , June 8,, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

  • A performer dances during the opening ceremony of the Euro 2012 soccer championship in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Israelis and tourists dance during the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv's beach, Israel, Friday, June 8, 2012. Colorful floats with scantily dressed revelers drove through the streets as thousands cheered, waved flags and gyrated to loud music. Earlier this year, Tel Aviv was picked by readers of the travel website Gaycities as the top gay destination, ahead of Amsterdam and San Francisco.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

  • The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen of Turkey, who measures 2.51 meters (8-feet-3 inches), poses with lion dance during a promotional event in Hong Kong Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, left, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Philip Gordon , centre, US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, stop in front of a Ferris Wheel at Batumis Bulvari as they walk through the streets of Batumi following a cultural dancing and singing performance at the Piazza in Batumi, Georgia , Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Clinton on Monday kicked off three days of diplomacy in Europe's Caucasus, expressing concern about recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan as she hopes to mediate progress on a slew of trade and territorial disputes. (AP Photo / Saul Loeb, Pool)

  • In this undated photo provided by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, a copy of the original panel of the "Door of Paradise" is seen on the baptistry of duomo in Florence, Italy. The original gilded bronze door, so splendid it was dubbed the "Door of Paradise" by Michelangelo, will be seen again in Florence after 27 years of restoration to remove damage by pollution, vandalism and the wear and tear of centuries. But Lorenzo Ghiberti's 15th-century door won't be going back in its place on the baptistry of Florence's duomo, or cathedral. Starting in September, it will go on display in a Florence museum, Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, to preserve it from renewed damage. (AP Photo/Ghigo Roli, Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore)

  • Faith Hill performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

  • Bollywood actress Andrea Jeremiah arrives on the "green carpet" for the Jaypee International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards held on Saturday June 9, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

  • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kick the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group B match between Germany and Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

  • Yun Wang of China greets the audience as she receives the Gloria Grand Prix award of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland, on June 7, 2012. (AP Photo / LEHTIKUVA, Kimmo Mantyla )

  • A woman walks in front of a picture of Anouk Garcia during the Festival 'Photo Peuples et Nature' (Photo People and Nature), on June 8, 2012 in la Gacilly, western France. Brazil will exceptionally be the guest of honor of the ninth edition until September 30, 2012. (THOMAS BREGARDIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Costumes from the Folies Bergere are displayed at the Palais de la Bourse as part of the 'Ventes de folie' auction in Paris on June 8, 2012. The auction of the Helene Martini collection, former owner of the Folies Bergere, features more than 6.000 costumes from the cabaret and runs from June 8 to 10, 2012. (PIERRE VERDY/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Dancers of Dominican National Ballet perform during the 6th edition of the International Ballet Festival in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on June 7, 2012. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Actresses wait backstage for the start of a full dress rehearsal of George Bizet's opera 'Carmen' to be performed on a special stage set up against the backdrop of the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada, southern Israel, on June 6, 2012. Israeli maestro Daniel Oron will conduct the Israeli opera orchestra and chorus with lead roles being sung by international opera singers. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 09: Stormtroopers stand attended for the National Anthem in honor of 'Stars Wars' night prior to the interleague MLB game between the Oakland Athletics and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 9, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)