Blogcritics will unveil a long needed and much welcomed design next week–next Wednesday (15 May 2013) to be precise.
I managed to see a preview of the redesign. It’s better and definitely a natural progression, but I don’t think the change is bold enough. Unfortunately, I compare all webpage designs to The Verge.
UPDATE: As of Thuesday 29 May 2013, the official redesign is up.