I'm sure you're wondering how I remain so well-informed about the k-pop scene despite my return to the Homeland. It's all thanks to my dear friend, the Internet.
The New York Times may be slacking on their coverage of Korean pop culture, but that doesn't mean you need to remain uninformed.
Here are a few links for you:
Seoulbeats also offers a weekly video show on youtube. They certainly have some zingers.
So, go ahead and edify yourself on the finer points of k-pop culture and find yourself something to talk about around the Korean water cooler. Just make sure that you don't go around thinking that all Koreans keep up with Korean entertainment news. Believe it or not, there are actually Koreans out there who have no idea who Daniel Henney is. I know. Blasphemous.