Periar is a simple and stylish theme for magazines and any blogs.
In the free version, you can choose to display posts from a specific category in three sections on the homepage: in a 4-column grid, in a vertical slider, and 3-column grid at the bottom of the page. There is also a beautiful section of recent posts at the top of the homepage.
You may choose background, primary, and underline colors and set the background image.
There are a widgetized sidebar and three widgetized columns in the footer.