The Verge has just gone over a massive overhaul and redesign, they call it Verge 3.0.
Nilay Patel (Editor-in-Chief), has written a big post which details the many changes, and updates to the underlying system which their blog resides.
I for one read The Verge a lot, and I really appreciate the diverse content they create. But I admit the website was becoming a bit clunky, and it always felt bloated to me.
They've made everything better, the loading speed, readability of the icon, the overall simplification of the website structure, and general brand design.
I really love it, and I urge you to read Nilay's piece "Welcome to Verge 3.0".
There's also a short video they made, which you can watch below or on YouTube: