A problem I used to run into was having linked, multi-line article titles allowing an unanchored gap between lines. The problem came and went depending on the font.
In HTML5, you can wrap inline elements around block elements. This means you can wrap article headings in anchor tags.
<a href="#"><h1>The Super Long Article Title</h1></a>
When you do that, the entire block level element (the heading) becomes clickable.
I do it this way on my personal sites now. Use your browser to inspect my anchored post titles.
Bring on the drama, old HTML doctypers.