Oh, that little calendar I said was worthless now actually does something! It now links back to the story files for a particular date.
Also, I updated the design a bit to make the side bar floating and not merge with the footer. Purse CSS does have its drawbacks — well at least if you want to support IE. Seems IE doesn’t support the height property properly, so columns won’t line up together. Rather then use tables (politics aside), I settled on a slight modification to the design.