I'm building my first site in WordPress so please forgive me if this a simple fix or worse... un-fixable.
I'm modifying the Mimbo template and I would like to feature two categories on the home page "Recent Articles" and "Publications" like this: http://www.evolvingdoordesign.com/blog/NYRB.png
And here is the site: http://www.evolvingdoordesign.com/blog/
Currently, I have a plugin installed that hides the "Publications" category from the home page so that those posts don't show under "Recent Articles". Obviously, I'll need to remove that plugin once (if) I figure this out.
Is it possible to modify the loop to do this? Do I need two loops on the home page and is that even possible? I'm pretty sure I can figure out the CSS to make it pretty but I know zero PHP so I have no idea how to add a second loop.
I would appreciate any suggestions you all might have. Thanks is advance!