There are many magazine based themes out there. But this Aggregate theme has a unique thing that it has preview icons for the slider. Usually to navigate the sliders there is option to go forward and backward but in this theme there are preview icons just below the slider. The image of these icons is pulled from the slider featured image and thus it gives a nice way to navigate the slider. Apart from the slider there is a Recent from section where you can cover the categories which are not in the slider. And, then you have the regular recent posts of the blog. That way, you are covering recent posts from almost all the categories. This keeps your visitors engaging and thats the purpose of a magazine based layout. Apart from that you can include widgets and advertisements almost everywhere in the theme.