Old news: Gawker Media has launched a significant redesign across most of our sites (this site will migrate soon). Beginning tomorrow, we will post updates daily (at least on weekdays) about feature additions, fixes, and other items of interest.
Information about the redesign has been posted on every site, but I think this lifehacker post covers it quite well.
In the next week, I will introduce "burners" in advance of their launch. Burners (thanks Anil) are disposable commenting accounts. We will introduce them in the next few weeks.