Just to be clear: the layout and design you see here is temporary. In fact, it’s likely to change several times over the next couple of weeks.
Ultimately, based on your input, I’ll be returning to a layout similar to that which I had previously. (Sorry, dowingba — the calendar will likely re-appear.)
The real trouble is that my previous template is inaccessible, lost in the database corruption that caused all this woe in the first place. I still have the stylesheet, but that doesn’t help much. What’s worse, in a moment of foolishness, I ignored the Movable Type standard tags and template names when I created my previous site, so nothing meshes up right, anyhow.
To get to the point: things are going to change wildly around here over the next week or two as I attempt to return the design to something similar to that I had before.
Also, I’ve spoken with some of my resident bloggers, and they’re willing to wait until I’ve figured out the new version of Movable Type before making a return themselves. Be patient. Joel and Aimee will be back soon, as will Jeff and Noah.