open multiple items
"In the future I would like to be able to open multiple items"
I agree with this, but I think the requirement goes further than just multiple items. The row along the top is a reasonable simulation of the top of newspaper pages, but should also have the main images shown as thumbnails; and the article thumbnail images should already be downloaded and cached rather than having to wait for them to load. Then, on the main page below, multiple articles should be laid out as on a newspaper page, unless the article is big enough to fill the page, in which case fill the page. The first article should have a larger headline font, as the google magic algorithm will already have put the most important article at the top of the feed. But on each page you format, you can then do the size ordering of headines for each page.