too much stuff on the opening page and you also have a lot of links so maybe you should use some drop down menus and organize the conetnt a little better. Also your page has a lenght of like 2000 px so you have to scroll to see the whole thing... that's not good.
I'm not a fan of having to scroll to the right on any website, and from a design perspective it breaks any flow you want to incorporate, try using a fluid css design so that it adjusts to the width of your viewers monitor. I think you have way too much text on the front page.
with a little work I think you could have a really nice site.
Your page is too wide. What is your site about? It seems like a bunch of links to other sites, other than your article. There's not much of a design (basically a background image), so there isn't much to critique.