Gentle Revolutions

Vermont will be the first state to offer single-payer healthcare. Kevin Outterson, professor at Boston University’s school of public health, discusses the bill to be signed into law today. Plus: The New York City Opera tries to cope with a small budget by leaving its longtime home at Lincoln Center; basic ways to use your tech gadgets more efficiently; Jill Lepore of The New Yorker connects the country’s past to the present; and summer film preview with Slate’s Dana Stevens.