I am working with antisnews at this (mu) multisite installation: http://thecitiesfullof.us using subfolders.
In magazine mode, the theme has 4 category feeds to the right and mid section. The top two display only one post, the bottom two display three.
I located that in the folder /includes/ there are featured php files that appear to contain all of the relevant information. I am not a php guru, nor theme dev but from what i can see, swapping those around (with a bit of minor code editing) should function and work. Does that make sense to anyone else here?