I don't know if this is possible...
I would like my WordPress installation to be based out of http://mydomain/articles. This is easy, I just unzip to that folder.
But I would also like some WordPress pages to be accessible from the root, eg.
/articles -> main blog with pages, posts, etc.
/ -> goes to a static page
/about -> goes to a static page
Ideally, I want a few static pages outside /articles, and the rest of my blog inside; but is this possible?