Using Liferea 1.8_rc1 on Funtoo Linux x86_64. The number next to "unread" is incremented by one each time a new item is downloaded, but does not go down when read. In the screenshot attached, you can see that I have 7 unread items in all, but the counter at the bottom of the left pane incorrectly states 373. Aside from that, the start up screen doesn't seem to like dark themes. The rest of the application obeys the theme.