- A couple of days ago, the New York Times ran a piece on the use of social media to bring K-pop to the West. More from one of the writers here.

- A Korean-American chef brings a bit of Asian flare to Southern cuisine (HT to Liz).

- Cute, if a bit country-ish, photo of a young Lee Na-yeong.

- Good on Jo Eun-suk for getting this in shape, but I do confess, I’m not sure if I dig chicks with six-packs out of “300″ (or PSY from those beer commercials).

- OK, I realize a teacher getting suspended for acting in porn in Oxnard has nothing to do with Korea, but it does bring back fond memories of this case.