Birchbox Man Short List: April 14

Need some talking points for your elevator rides and water cooler fill-ups? The weekly Birchbox Man Short List highlights our favorite conversation pieces from around the web. We do the browsing, you just show up and click. This week: another "Game of Thrones" wedding shocker, glow-in-the-dark roads, spending one year with a standing desk, and more.

George R.R. Martin Discusses the Game of Thrones Royal Wedding Shocker (Spoiler Alert!) via EW

This show makes us really nervous to attend any weddings this summer.

Netherlands is Getting Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Complex

This sounds like an idea concocted at Burning Man, and a brilliant one nonetheless.

Cheap Shoes That Age Well via Put This On

We like our sneakers broken-in, so it's good to know which ones are wearable once they're looking worn.

6 Independent NYC Bookstores Are Thriving — Here's How They Do It via New York Magazine

From creative rearrangements to building ownership, these booksellers are staying in business in an Amazon-dominated market. Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail would be so pleased.

My Year at a Standing Desk and Why I'll Never Go Back via Fast Company

A Fast Co. web producer counts the many benefits to building and using a standing desk, having spent an entire year standing up at her job.

The Met Gala's 2014 Theme is "White Tie" via WWD

We share this news because it means that next month's gala will give us plenty to gawk at in the tuxedo department. We're curious what Kanye, Tom Brady, and others will pull off—or attempt to pull off, while interpreting "black tailcoat, waistcoat, a wing collar shirt and a white bow tie."

Photo: HBO
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