“I had this idea that I could sit down with New York in a cafe and tell her how much I’ve always loved her, just causally.” Parker Posey, James Franco, Peter Hirsch, Sean Wilsey, and Carrie Brownstein perform Jonathan Franzen’s New York piece from State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America at the PEN Cabaret, part of the 2009 PEN World Voices Festival. Celebrate Franzen’s birthday, as well as his newest book, Purity.