Ko Lyn Cheang
Staff Reporter
Author Archive
NONFICTION: When Pregnancy Is A Crime

In the cramped bathroom of a condominium apartment in Singapore, Annisa stared at the pregnancy test she had purchased from the Guardian pharmacy. She had […]

After Life: Muslim Deathcare in New Haven

Sana Farooqi

Losing Luster

Photos courtesy of Philipp Aldrup Ande Lai has a great view. He bought his two-bedroom apartment in Golden Mile Complex in 1986 with this view […]

Aoi Saito’s Three Names

Aoi Saito has three names. The first: Aoi. This is the name she asked me to call her by when we met on a cold […]

Amanda Lee Koe Wants To Be Super Serious But Super Frivolous

Amanda Lee Koe was the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for her first collection of short stories, “Ministry of Moral Panic,” which was […]

The Unexpected Humanity of Donnie Darko

In one of the most memorable scenes of “Donnie Darko,” the 2001 sleeper hit and cult classic, Donnie becomes so agitated by his friends’ wildly […]

Underground indie music scene thrives

In coffee shops, bars, basements and live music spaces, Yale’s independent musicians have created a scene for themselves. At first glance, it might not seem […]

Let the Body Speak

The letters of the alphabet swim before my eyes like dark tadpoles. From left to right, the letters grow in weight, gaining mass and announcing […]

Diving Deep with Jennifer Egan

Last Tuesday, I sat down with Jennifer Egan to discuss her latest novel, “Manhattan Beach,” set in New York City during the Great Depression and […]

Polk denounces American exceptionalism

Veteran foreign policy consultant William R. Polk, who served in the administration of former President John F. Kennedy, gave a lecture on Thursday at the […]