I thought it was because I had temporarily logged out, but even after logging back in and refreshing, the "Recently In SE Blogs" sidebar, on both the NY and Talk tabs, is currently displaying articles from 2008.
From SE: New York: City Bakery's New Bad Economy Beer Menu
From Slice: How to Make a Pizzarito
From SE: New York: New York Cabbage Farm In Danger, Could Hurt National Kraut Industry
From SE: New York: Thu Tran's Wacky Food Party, Fourth Webisode In Works
From A Hamburger Today: Haché, the Best Hamburger in London? Let's Hope Not
It was the "Cabbage Farm Danger" article that caught my eye.