The best of all possible worlds
I added the "excerpt" field of typo onto the article submission page, so we can type a little subtitle for the title. Unfortunately, what you're adding isn't really an excerpt, but more a "description" of the article. I'm also re-using a currently existing field in typo to achieve this. Something tells me that's a terrible idea. However, I spose it'll do for now. Unless something happens to actually destroy the excerpts, we should be fine, and maybe eventually I'll migrate to using a proper "description" field for real.