Stop fussing with lengthy setups; Continuum immediately works perfectly. Of course, with almost 200 theme options, you can customize it to no end. Continuum theme was designed and built by a die-hard blogger who has used magazine-style Wordpress themes for 5+ years. It is best used for newspaper and magazine blogs, but it can be molded into whatever kind of site you want, like a portfolio site for example. Continuum theme fully supports and was designed specifically for WordPress 3.0+. Continuum features an extensive Feed Framework which intuitively groups and displays your posts, and lets the user sort the posts several ways depending on which part of the site they are on.
Continuum demo: http://demos.brianmcculloh.com/continuum/