With the recent update of WordPress to V3.8, we now have the new default 2014 theme available. It has been developed to support a magazine style layout, such as shown here.
In 2014, our default theme lets you create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design. Feature your favorite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content’s layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to show off your authors. Creating a magazine website with WordPress has never been easier.
If you’re interested in using it, and need help getting started please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comment.