What's with this title font?

This was brought up in the early in the wake of Sandy's rampage but hasn't been since.

The Verge's font on forum thread titles on the splash screens is different to pre-Sandy rampage. Will the verge change it back to pre-Sandy font (for the lack of the font name) or is the post-Sandy font here to stay?

Cheers.

P.S: If the post-Sandy font is here to stay then I'd like to start a petition to get the post-Sandy font changed to a more readable font (to like arial or roboto or something. not times new roman)